Posts tagged ‘ocean’

Touring the Tall Ships

The Tall Ships are a welcome throwback to the history of sailing. Something about the Tall Ships just looks right on the open ocean, especially in comparison to the modern speedboats and giant ocean barges you’ll often see. The Tall Ships are works of art, entrenched into our history in many important ways. Some of the most famous naval wars and discoveries were on board tall ships, from Columbus’ famous voyage, to the Revolutionary War in the United States.

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Tall Ship coming into Morro Bay, California during strong winds. Photo by Mike Baird on flickr licensed under Creative Commons 2.0.

These ships are always on the move, docking in various cities across the world as lensmaster Mac33 points out on the “Tour a Tall Ship” lens. On the lens, you’ll find various resources to find where ships are currently in the world via a live map, as well as links to some of the famous ships worldwide that you can tour.

Here are some other seaside destinations this blog has reviewed that have been known to have some tall ships visit now and again:

June 16, 2009 at 7:09 pm 2 comments

Floridian Beauty at Jupiter Lighthouse

Jupiter Lighthouse photo by MBGPhotoThough lighthouses are man made, they seem to be one with their surroundings. Lighthouses tell a story of maritime history, a time when it was much more dangerous to head out to open water. Once widely used to help ships navigate their way to safety, these towering lighthouses have now become tourist attractions.

More prominent on the east coast than the west coast of the United States, you’ll find hundreds of old light stations dotting the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Florida (and beyond, to Texas). Some of the more colorful lighthouses belong to the southern states like North Carolina like Bodie Island and Cape Hatteras Lighthouses.

Florida, too, boasts a large number of large brick light towers. Lensmaster mbgphoto has put a spotlight on one in particular, Jupiter Lighthouse. This bright brick red lighthouse is located near Palm Beach, and about 85 miles north of Miami.

Stop by MBGPhoto‘s beautiful Jupiter Lighthouse lens to see all of the incredible photos she took herself. She also features these very same photos for sale on beautiful products in her store like framed tiles, coasters, greeting cards, t-shirts and ceramic mugs. Some of the other lighthouses she features in her store are Maine’s Nubbles Lighthouse, Hilton Head Lighthouse of South Carolina, and Tybee Island Lighthouse of Georgia.

January 27, 2009 at 7:53 pm Leave a comment


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