1. The Wickedest Place in Louisiana

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    October 31, 2014 by irionjb

    Map of the New Orleans region in 1720.

    When the decision was made in Paris in 1717 by John Law’s Company of the West to found a colony …
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  2. The Galleon San Salvador

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    October 30, 2014 by irionjb


    The Maritime Museum of San Diego‘s ambitious project to build a full-sized, fully functional and historically accurate replica of Juan …
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  3. Rebuilding the frigate Hermione

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    October 28, 2014 by irionjb


    The rebuilding of the frigate that the Marquis de La Fayette took to America in 1780 to join the American …
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  4. Frigate Constitution launched 217 years ago this week

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    October 23, 2014 by irionjb


    The frigate U.S.S. Constitution was launched this week in 1797 at Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard, Boston Mass.  The ship is the oldest commissioned …
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  5. Columbus’ ship still lost

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    October 15, 2014 by irionjb


    A team of experts dispatched by UNESCO to the site of a shipwreck off the coast of Haiti announced Monday …
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  6. Even Kangaroo Island is building a tall ship

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    October 14, 2014 by irionjb

    A group of tall ship enthusiasts on Kangaroo Island, south of Adelaide in Australia is building a replica of the …
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  7. Command your very own Viking ship


    October 10, 2014 by irionjb


    Although plundering villages along the Northshore would likely be frowned upon, you and your shield maidens can now plow the …
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