Category Archives: Steam power

Photos of shipbuilding in the Victorian era

For some stunning photos of shipbuilding in the Victorian era, see this collection taken from Retronaut.

My thanks to Malcolm Woods for the tipoff!

 

 

Trawling – how it was done in the old days

How to do trawling, as it was done in the years 1940-49.

Messages from the Sea: some the saddest, shortest little sea stories you will ever read

Messages from the Sea

 

Messages from the Sea publishes some the saddest, shortest little sea stories I have ever come across. There’s something deeply human about spending your last minutes writing a message and casting it afloat in a bottle…