Maritime

Algarve Portugal Anchors

The Anchors of Tavira Island at Algarve, Portugal

For centuries the tuna industry flourished in Algarve, Portugal. Over time fishermen flocked to the coast of Portugal, eventually decimating the tuna population. When...

The Story of the S.S. America

Plans for the S.S. America were laid down under the first Maritime Commission contract on August 22, 1938. The builder was to be the...

The Disappearing Aral Sea

Over one hundred ships are mysteriously abandoned in this desert in central Asia. You rub your eyes, but it's not an optical illusion; no...

Chilling Remains of the Mar Sem Fim

April 7th, 2012 started just like every other day for the 76-ft. Brazilian research vessel Mar Sem Fim ("Endless Sea"). Unfortunately the vessel would...