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…

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Shipwreck photograph collection for sale by Sotheby’s

Shipwreck

Sotheby’s is auctioning a remarkable archive of 1000 negatives of shipwreck images taken a period of nearly 130 years by the Gibson family of photographers over four generations – see a gallery of the shots here.

Do read the notes with each one – some of them are as vivid as the shots themselves – check out the fate of the Granite Slate and the Horsa. My thanks to Griselda Mussett for spotting this one.