This is a film I know well, we used to play it at the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, where I worked.
Around Cape Horn doesn’t look like much at first, no flash, but it’s all substance I guarantee you. Listen as Captain Irving Johnson takes you by the hand and shows you everything you’re seeing the way he remembers it, when he took this footage in 1929. Beyond the age of sail, but thankfully for us, into the moving picture age.
You can purchase the video, of course. It was made by the capable people at Mystic Seaport, this is their store. Mystic Seaport is the largest maritime museum in North America, and I got to visit it last year. Delightful!
via Anonymous Works
A library paper punch adds stars to illustrated constellations.
From Salt-water Poems and Ballads by John Masefiel (1916). Original from Harvard University. Digitized March 27, 2006.
“Rimskittle’s Book” by Leroy F. Jackson and pictures by Ruth Caroline Eger. Rand McNally & Co., 1926.
via the Smithsonian Institution
Steamer landing and rocky bluff on Yukon River, at Eagle, Alaska.