New businesses help Dartmouth's Padanaram Village 'turn a corner'
The owner of the Village Merchant, James Barrington said he saw an opportunity when former gift shop The Packet closed at 354 Elm St. He bought it in November to open an antique and consignment shop now packed with vintage clothes, jewelry, clocks and ...
July 10, 2015
Hanoi Takes Resistance to Beijing Underwater
Vietnam's largest-ever arms purchase is a multibillion-dollar deal for six Russian submarines. The third arrived a few weeks ago, according to Vietnamese press reports. Superstealthy, the Kilo-class vessels are known in U.S. naval circles as “black ...
March 31, 2015
A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York
Just up the hill from the docks where thousands of souls were sold into servitude during the early 1700s, however, the descendants of those slaves gathered in droves during the Civil War, forming a pioneering black settlement and even taking up arms ...
February 20, 2015
sailors recount dramatic sea rescue
"I spoke to Taupo Maritime Radio, told them our position and arranged to check in every thirty minutes," says Costello. But then ten minutes would pass and you'd look back and it would already be five o'clock." When the "They were doing some ...
May 27, 2015
Sikuliaq Tour Reveals Details
Captain Hoshlyk mentions that Sikuliaq has hardened propellers, the better to chew ice when maneuvering astern. Nothing in the bridge looks traditionally nautical. Except for some paper charts to supplement electronic charts and some overhead grab bars ...
March 11, 2015
Into the Black
He does not look at the clock but he knows the time. He cannot see their faces but he Maritime New Zealand safety inspector Gary Levy was on his way to audit a nearby vessel at Fisherman's Wharf when, just after lunch, he stopped by to inspect the ...
September 19, 2014
Adventure Under Ice
Whitcomb and his post-doctoral student Christopher McFarland's technical efforts on this expedition focused on the development of NUI's novel navigation, control, and acoustic telemetry systems, which were first prototyped on the Homewood Campus with ...
April 9, 2015
HANOI—To help vanquish a much stronger adversary, Viet Cong guerrillas fighting U. S. forces in the 1960s used an extensive network of tunnels on the outskirts of Saigon. The booby-trapped networks withstood pummeling by B-52 bombers. Now, faced with a new threat from China—this time at.
Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region’s sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia’s slave culture took root and blossomed. Just up the hill from the docks where thousands of souls were sold into servitude during the early 1700s, however, the descendants of those slaves gathered in droves during the Civil War, forming a pioneering black settlement and even taking up... When English colonists began settling the south bank of the York River in the 1630s, enslaved black labor was the exception rather than the rule. But within a few decades, the planters at such properties as Kiskiack, Ringfield and Bellfield were producing such bountiful crops of lucrative sweet-scented tobacco that their resulting appetite for black labor created what for 50 years was by... York River leaf became the benchmark for England’s luxury tobacco market, commanding such high prices that the river’s elite planters could afford to do what few other colonists could do — invest in expensive black slaves rather than cheaper but...
When the J111 Django left Fiji for Auckland in July 2014 with skipper Ben Costello and crew Bex Hielkema and Andrew Cooke, the forecast was clear, but just a few hundred miles from home, the light winds became fresh, then frightening. "We had a good forecast to leave Fiji," says Hielkema. "We were getting emails from Clouds [Roger Badham, sailing weather forecaster] and we were looking good. "We were running downwind and making good time and everything was looking cool. Andrew Cooke at the helm of Django during the delivery, before a huge wave disabled the yacht. "Not long after that I saw the wind speedo reach sixty-seven knots," says Hielkema. "At that moment, I had second thoughts about wanting to do the Volvo Ocean Race. "We heard this almighty, bone-shattering crack," says Hielkema who was belowdecks at the time. "It was that crunching, shattering, carbony noise that everyone dreads to hear," Cooke says. Costello, Volvo Ocean Race veteran, was at the helm when Django broached.
New businesses boost Dartmouth's Padanaram Village
clocks and knick-knacks. A collector all his life, Barrington excitedly pointed out some of his more unique items — an antique iron traffic light that works, blue porcelain Massachusetts license plates, a wooden airplane propeller blade, a copper washing ...
July 10, 2015
Brass Propeller Quartz Clock
The brass propeller quartz clock measures 9"Dia x 2.5"D. This quartz clock comes in a solid brass tarnish proof case with beveled glass. It will add a definite nautical touch to whatever room it is placed in and is a must have for those who appreciate high ...
December 10, 2013