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Old 10-12-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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While doing some researching on the Mariner's Museum, Newport News, Va., I stumbled on this page called Flotsam & Jetsam which kept me going for a while.

Thought it would be fun to share this link (and many other interesting content on the M.M. web pages) with many of you guys.

For example:

-Who was the first person to circumnavigate the world?

-Who was the first European to sail around Africa?

-When did mariners begin using the telescope?

-What's the story behind the Flying Dutchman?

-Where does the word "hurricane" come from? How about "typhoon"?

-What does the distress signal SOS stand for?

It is supposed by many that the International Morse Code signal for distress stands for "Save Our Souls" or "Save Our Ship." Unfortunately, this is just

a myth and the truth is a tad more complex. When radio telegraphy became commonplace aboard ships in the early part of the twentieth century,....

Enjoy it

By the way: our shipwreck dives have been completed, a new huge 1st WW Ocean Liner discovered in the island of Kea, Greece. Read the full story here: http://keaexpedition2008.wordpress.com

"Wind and Water are resources of mankind. Mankind's duty is to preserve them for the future generations" Jacques-Yves Cousteau, became member of the French Academy in 1988 with this remark in his acceptance speech.
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Thnks "beracuda" - some interesting stuff there.

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