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…
Gavin Atkin's weblog for the sort of people who like looking inside boat sheds. It's about old boats, traditional boats, boat building, restoration, the sea and the North Kent Coast
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.