This article was first written in 2008. Today in 2022, the cost of fuel for the huge ships that bring our increasingly expensive essentials from far afield may indeed see us returning to local produce and coastal sail. What do … Continue reading OPINION – Short Sea Shipping! Did I Doze Off or What?
As more and more goods are transported around the globe, ocean traffic continues to rise. As this chart shows, here in the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy, traffic records show the phenomenal activity along our shores. Should we … Continue reading ISSUES: Are the Gulf of Maine and Bay of Fundy threatened by this?
Imagine, sailing ships and skyships plying the waters of the Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine, moving goods back and forth along traditional trade routes that are centuries old. Imagine also that we design these ships to reduce impacts … Continue reading IDEAS: Sky Ships for Atlantica?
This interesting chart from marinetraffic.com shows the densities of ships travelling in the area for the year 2013. With global trade growing annually, the emissions from gigantic ships that range from huge cruise ships to giant tankers is substantial both in terms … Continue reading ISSUE: Climate change and shipping–Unanswered questions
This great article outlines the mystery of the Mary Celeste … a vessel from Atlantica that was found abandoned on its way to Italy. There are many theories. What do you think happened? Art MacKay *********************** On December 4, 1872, … Continue reading MYSTERY: 150 years ago the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?
Source: THE AMAZING STORY OF THE SS BELLAVENTURE’S RESCUES – Payhip The strange tale of a heroic ship with ties to both Russia and Newfoundland prompted one Russian diplomat to mark the anniversary of its demise. Click to access ss-bellaventure-this-doomed-ship-saved-newfoundlanders-defended-russians-final.pdf Continue reading LOOKING BACK: The Amazing Story of the SS Bellaventure Rescue Ship in NFLD
The Wreckage of SS Andrea Doria is badly deteriorated according to latest findings Jul 18, 2016 As a result of a disastrous collision between a cruise liner and another ship off the coast of Nantucket six decades ago, dozens of … Continue reading SHIPWRECKS: The Wreckage of SS Andrea Doria is badly deteriorated according to latest findings – 2016
BY ARGUNNERS MAGAZINE ON APRIL 6, 2016 In the video above you’ll see aerial footage of ships left abandoned in Staten Island, NY., in a eerie graveyard of WWII-era ships nicknamed the “Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard”. The Arthur Kill ship graveyard … Continue reading HISTORY: Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard: Eerie Graveyard of WWII-era ships
Its all about moving products and, if some Atlantic developers have their way, there will be more ships and coastal freighters sailing the east coast then ever before. Not only is it more efficient than trucking, it is rapidly becoming … Continue reading SHIPS & SHIPPING: So You Want to Know Where the Ships Are Today?
2008 – It’s been just a few short weeks since fuel prices have really started to rise as we exceed the magical $100 per barrel. And the consensus is that its not driven by demand, but by speculation … another … Continue reading SHIPS: Is the New Age of Sail Coming to Atlantica?