Ten Days Before the Mast

"...[T]here is such an infinite number of totally new names of new things to learn, that at first it seemed impossible for…

Cuckoo Clock Neutrality

In the classic film The Third Man, Holly Martins, an American writer of dime novels, goes to postwar Vienna looking for his…

Nautical Terminology: Arrival

It was only the second night here, after a celestial navigation lecture, that we looked up through the hundred-foot-high riggings of the…

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