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A Tale of Three Sisters

One of a trio of ships ordered by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the Steam Ship Algoma was distinguished from its sisters by its short and tragic life, ending in the largest loss of life in all Great Lakes maritime disasters.

The Curse of the Mary Celeste

Bad luck must have been built into the very keel of the Mary Celeste. Dying captains, collisions and sinkings are just a start on its litany of maritime miseries, capped by being found a-sail fully provisioned in the mid-Atlantic with nary a soul on board. Not even the captain’s cat.

Terror in the bay

The Inuit hunter gatherers who eked out living in Canada’s arctic north shared stories about occasional encounters with “Kob-lu-na”, their name for European explorers who ventured into their brutally harsh homelands.

Farewell to our Underwater Friend

NUMA lost a cherished friend and contributor on January 17th when David Ellsworth Boyd passed at the age of 92. Ells, as he was known to his pals, was a legend in the diving community, having explored and written about dozens of shipwrecks over his busy lifetime.

USS Enterprise: Naval Hero In WWII

The USS Enterprise was one of many U.S. Navy ships that officers and crew designated “Pride of the Fleet. Shortly after she was commissioned, the Yorktown Class American Carrier had just delivered a marine air squadron to Wake Island when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

A TV Series Returns With Hopes of Finding Love, Romance and Laughter

Can you name the 1970s ABC television series that lasted nine seasons and is trying to make a comeback under a different format? Hint: It provided romantic nights for passengers who desired them and tropical destinations where love blooms as easily as the tropical flowers. If you guessed “Love Boat” you probably picked up the hint of “passengers” and “tropical destinations where love blooms” to solve the riddle which probably wasn’t difficult for avid fans.