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Clear Sailing: Cleverly Transparent Canoes & Kayaks | WebUrbanist

Clear Sailing: Cleverly Transparent Canoes & Kayaks | WebUrbanist | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Totally transparent canoes and kayaks enable you to see what would normally be obscured - tropical fish, coral and other underwater wonders.
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Must be nice ......... Good weekend !
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World's Largest Yachts

World's Largest Yachts | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
There are yachts, megayachts, and then there are superyachts. See photos and read about some of the largest yachts in the world.
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The Greek navy maintains a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme, the HS Olympias

The Greek navy maintains a reconstruction of an ancient Athenian trireme, the HS Olympias | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
The HS Olympias is an astonishing reconstruction of a trireme, an ancient type of galley commonly used by the maritime civilisations of the Mediterranean.
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Magic touch for seascape and marine paintings | Marek Rużyk

Magic touch for seascape and marine paintings | Marek Rużyk | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Magic touch for seascape and marine paintings | Marek Rużyk Magic touch for seascape and marine paintings | Marek Rużyk seascape and marine
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The Sponge Divers of Greece

The Sponge Divers of Greece | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Most sponge that we use today are synthetic, but in the old days sponge was collected from the sea bed. Some of the finest-quality sea sponge, a jelly-like marine creature with a body full of pores, can be found in the warm waters of southeastern Mediterranean. The ancient Greeks knew about these animals and their usefulness in scrubbing and cleaning purposes, and for maintaining personal hygiene. Sponge was also used for padding helmets and for filtering water.

The entire Greek sponge industry was centered on a string of islands in the Aegean Sea, called the Dodecanese Islands. For generations, young men and their fathers and their forefathers earned their living by diving for sponges. Traditionally, the sponge was gathered from the ocean floor by ‘skin diving’, or free diving without clothes and without using any breathing apparatus. Sponge divers would dive to the bottom of the sea on just a single breath of air, weighing their body down by a piece of flat stone that weighed up to 15 kg. The heavy stone would drag the naked bodies quickly to the bottom. The presence of sponge on the dive site would have been already verified by the crew above using a cylindrical viewing pipe with a glass bottom. Once the diver reaches the floor, he would cut loose as many sponges as he could and stuff them into a mesh bag. A skilled diver could dive up to depths of 30 meters and stay under water for 3 to 5 minutes.
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My First Journey Through The Panama Canal – 4th Engineer Describes His Experience

My First Journey Through The Panama Canal – 4th Engineer Describes His Experience | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
A 4th engineer on board a container ship describes his first voyage through the Panama canal as he takes responsibility of the engine room during the transit. Learn more about his experience inside the article.
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Perfectly Preserved Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior

Perfectly Preserved Shipwreck Found in Lake Superior | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it

A team has found the The J.S. Seaverns which sank in Michipicoten harbor in 1884 with its hull intact and dishes still on the shelves
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How a Modest Wooden Boat Became an International Icon During the Vietnam War, Then Disappeared

How a Modest Wooden Boat Became an International Icon During the Vietnam War, Then Disappeared | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
The Phoenix of Hiroshima has had a long, strange trip.
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The ARROW460-Granturismo Is Unveiled At Monaco Yacht Show

The ARROW460-Granturismo Is Unveiled At Monaco Yacht Show | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
ARROW460-Granturismo is the mould-breaking luxury motor yacht that captures the sensual purity and dynamism of a Mercedes-Benz automobile.
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LNG Carrier Could Save $1 Million in Fuel Per Year

LNG Carrier Could Save $1 Million in Fuel Per Year | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
On Monday, Hyundai Heavy Industries announced the delivery of a new LNG carrier for Knutsen – and it expects the ship will be significantly more
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The Defiance is remarkably preserved with intact deck hardware & cabins, masts still standing

The Defiance is remarkably preserved with intact deck hardware & cabins, masts still standing | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
From wood to steel, from sail to steam, from early pioneers to established industry, the history of the “Great Lakes” can be found deep beneath…
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Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt

Ship found in Arctic 168 years after doomed Northwest Passage attempt | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Perfectly preserved HMS Terror vessel sank during disastrous expedition led by British explorer Sir John Franklin
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The Well-Preserved Wreck of the Formidable Warship Mars

The Well-Preserved Wreck of the Formidable Warship Mars | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Mars, which is also known as Makalös (a Swedish word that may be translated as ‘peerless’ or ‘matchless’), was a 16th century warship. Named after the Roman god of war, Mars was one of the largest battleships in the world when it was built. This formidab
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Philippe Briand’s Egoist Yacht Concept

Philippe Briand’s Egoist Yacht Concept | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Philippe Briand unveils the concept yacht Egoist, a design purely for owner use.
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The Skuldelev ships - The 5 original Viking ships recovered from the waterway of Peberrenden at Skuldelev in 1962

The Skuldelev ships - The 5 original Viking ships recovered from the waterway of Peberrenden at Skuldelev in 1962 | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
The Skuldelev ships are original Viking ships recovered from the waterway of Peberrenden at Skuldelev, c. 20 km north of Roskilde in Denmark. In 1962, the remains of the submerged ships were excavated in the course of four months. The recovered pieces constitute five types of Viking ship and have all been dated to the 11th century. They were allegedly sunk to prevent attacks from the sea.
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What It's Like to See the World for Almost No Money by Traveling on Container Ships

Are you flexible about time? Are you cool with being rocked out of bed by a storm? Container ship travel might be for you!
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The abandoned Russian cruise ship that’s roaming international waters

The abandoned Russian cruise ship that’s roaming international waters | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Since breaking free from a towing line on its final journey to a scrap yard, the MV Lyubov Orlova, a Russian cruise ship, has been drifting unmanned in the
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Watch: One-Minute Tour of World's Largest Cruise Ship

Watch: One-Minute Tour of World's Largest Cruise Ship | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Watch a hyperlapse tour of the world's largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, now sailing out of Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale.
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A kayaker finds a century old vessel in the Ohio River

A kayaker finds a century old vessel in the Ohio River | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
It was another wonderful day for the kayakers as they were cruising through the forest. Yet they certainly did not expect to discover a ghost ship that was
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World's First Official Test Bed For Autonomous Shipping Opens In Norway - Marine Insight

World's First Official Test Bed For Autonomous Shipping Opens In Norway - Marine Insight | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
KONGSBERG to collaborate with leading government and academic organisations to further develop and test technology for unmanned ships.
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super yacht with own private beach - concept by hareide

super yacht with own private beach - concept by hareide | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
this mega yacht is designed to offer a number of spectacular views that encourage connections with the natural surroundings.
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J-70 Worlds - San Francisco - Images from a fired up first day

J-70 Worlds - San Francisco - Images from a fired up first day | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Videographer and photographer, John Navas was on the water on the Berkley Circle, San Francisco for the opening day of the J-70 Worlds being run by the St Francis Yacht Club.

Here's his view of the day in video and still images.
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The World’s Longest Surfing Wave at Chicama, Peru

The World’s Longest Surfing Wave at Chicama, Peru | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
The small coastal town of Puerto Chicama, in northwestern Peru, is home to the longest, the most perfect, left-breaking wave in the world
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Mary Rose: Tudor Painting and Tidal Analysis Offer Clues as to why it sank

Mary Rose: Tudor Painting and Tidal Analysis Offer Clues as to why it sank | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Skulls, the ship’s figurehead and other artifacts from the wreck of a 1545 Tudor warship have been made available to peruse online in 3D reconstructions. But why did she sink? The answer is more elusive than you might assume.Many people think that d
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Sudbury's Sheppard sailing toward national berth

Sudbury's Sheppard sailing toward national berth | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
News, Local, Provincial, Canada, World, Sports, High School Sports, Local Hockey, Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Football, Soccer, Lacrosse, Curling, Other Sports, Entertainment, Local, Movies, Music, Television, Celebrities, Life, Health, Food, Travel,...
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VIDEO: Stockholm Archipelago Raid 2016

VIDEO: Stockholm Archipelago Raid 2016 | Nereides Diary | Scoop.it
Stockholm Archipelago Raid – sailing orienteering, adventure and high level racing between the 36,000 islands of the Stockholm archipelago! The raid is a m
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