Pirates of Sea of Thieves in Cursed Sails

Arrr... The Sea of Thieves, with bad to the bone-rattling pirates are ready to set sail into the ocean blue! As they prepare for battle against anyone who would resist their destruction, the men cowardly hide from their sight!



And, if that weren't enough, a new free 'cursed sails' update has come to the Sea of Thieves! With cursed cannonballs, the doubled-sail Brigantine, and alliances to tackle the skeleton crews! Share your gold, but beware of mutany! Hoarding the gold could prove to drive your ship down! Arrr!

Clipper Ship King Philip Resurfaced

If you're in the San Francisco area you probably have had the opportunity to see the clipper ship King Philip resurface at times when there is a low tide. This occurred in prior years in May, and also in 1983.

The wreckage isn't one that contains any treasure as the ship was empty when it ran aground in 1878, and belonged to the timber industry.

How to Tie an Anchor Hitch Knot for Sailing

When it comes to sailing, one better know their knots! The anchor hitch knot is necessary for doing just that - anchoring and attaching a line to an object.

Sail on over to Apparent Wind to view a gif image for easy to follow visual instructions to tie an anchor hitch knot.

If you prefer to watch a video for instructions with Captain John to tie the anchor hitch knot get a grip on this one:

Great Tea Clippers Speed Machines History

History presents us with great clipper ship adventures. They sped through the waters to deliver the goods, and win the race against time. Fierce trade winds drove their sails as they clipped the forceful waves.

"They were fast and sleek and 150 years ago the great tea clippers ruled the waves. Battling the elements, they raced to deliver their valuable cargo from China to the fashionable tea drinking sets in London."



Tashmoo White Star Line Message in a Bottle from 97 Years Ago

Imagine the thrill of finding a message in a bottle from nearly 100 years ago! That thrill of a lifetime is owned by a diver exploring the St. Clair River in Detroit, where the treasure remained all those years. The message in the bottle was written on a Tashmoo White Star Line ticket. The Tashmoo was a side-wheeler steamboat, first launched in 1899.

The young girls who wrote the message cruised on the Tashmoo to go to the park, and now nearly 100 years later their message in a bottle has finally been discovered!

Message in the Bottle article

Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides

Coming to theaters this Summer in 3D! The Pirates of the Caribbean action adventure movie, "On Stranger Tides" will be sailing in to entertain us once again, so practice talking like a pirate and getting into the mood for another Johnny Depp pirate movie. Arr!

Popeye the Sailor Man and Olive Oil, Oh My

A rare sighting of Popeye the sailor man, with Olive Oil! OMGosh! Could hardly believe my eyes - lol. My friend and I ran into Popeye and Olive Oil while shopping near Puget Sound. Hey, where's the spinach? (Oops, that's "Olive Oyl" to be correct!)