Tag Archives: Ships & Sailing

1858: The Austria

Josef Püttner: Sinking of the Emigrant Ship “Austria” on 13th September 1858 (1858)

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1871: The Burning Ship

Albert Bierstadt: The Burning Ship (ca 1871)

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1900: Exploding Ship

Ivan Aivazovsky: Exploding Ship (1900). The painting is unfinished; Aivazovsky was painting it the day he died.

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1682: A Black Cloud of Strange Appearance

At Lynn, Mass., one evening in 1682, after the sun had set, and darkness had begun to throw its pall over the land, a man by the name of Handford went out of doors to ascertain if the new moon … Continue reading

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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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