Maritime Musings > May 2010
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Suez Canal
The vital waterway between the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/4/2010 12:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Dhow
Traditional Arab vessel, sometimes utilized by Somali pirates

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/11/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV)
A submerged robot finding increasing use in a variety of maritime applications

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/7/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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St. Lawrence Seaway
The gateway between the Great Lakes of North America and the world’s seaports

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/14/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Admiral Zheng He (1371-1433)
The eunuch mariner who explored the Indian Ocean for the Chinese Emperor

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/18/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Portolan charts
Portolan charts were the primary navigational charts used by European mariners in the years prior to development of the Mercator projection charts.

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/21/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
German naturalist and explorer

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/25/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 0 comments


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Rogue waves
Non-linear waves of extreme height capable of sinking large vessels

Posted to Maritime Musings by Dennis Bryant on 5/28/2010 7:00:00 AM | with 4 comments