Tag Archives: Ships & Sailing

1903: The Phantom Ship

Frank Wilbert Stokes: The Phantom Ship, Atlantic Ocean (ca. 1903)

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1869: Mount Tamalpais

William Marple: Mount Tamalpais from Napa Slough (1869) The name “Tamalpais” derives from the Coast Miwok name for the mountain, támal pájiṣ, which means “west hill.” The Coast Miwok numbered between 1,500 and 2,000 before the arrival of Europeans to … Continue reading

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1861: Storm

Martin Johnson Heade: Approaching Storm: Beach near Newport (c 1861–62)

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1903: Ship of the Desert

This publicity image of the SS Kaiser Wilhelm II in front of the Great Pyramids of Egypt was painted in the Otto Bollhagen studios around the time of the ship’s completion in 1903.  During World War I, the ship was … Continue reading

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6th Century: St. Brendan’s Isle

The 10th century Navigatio Sancti Brendani Abbatis relates the story of Saint Brendan the Abbot (c. AD 484 – c. 577), who takes a group of fourteen monks on an expedition in search of the island of Paradise. After a … Continue reading

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2012: Journey

Sol Halabi: Viaje en Bote (2012)

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1888: Lilies

Charles Courtney Curran: Lotus Lilies (1888)

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