MYSTERY: 146 years ago this month. the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?

This great article outlines the mystery of the Mary Celeste … a vessel from Atlantica that was found abandoned on its way to Italy. There are many theories. What do you think happened? *********************** On the same date, 143 years … Continue reading MYSTERY: 146 years ago this month. the Ghost Ship Mary Celeste was found empty and adrift at sea. What happened?

HISTORY: Did You Know? The final piece of the puzzle that established Greenwich as zero point longitude was found at Calais, ME, Bay of Fundy.

  NOAA GIVES CALAIS, MAINE OBSERVATORY THE FIRST PRESERVATION PARTNERSHIP DISK   Commemorative Marker Promotes Preservation of Nation’s Heritage   The Preservation Partnership disks are part of NOAA’s Heritage Trail Commemorative Marker Program, which recognizes significant sites or places that … Continue reading HISTORY: Did You Know? The final piece of the puzzle that established Greenwich as zero point longitude was found at Calais, ME, Bay of Fundy.

EXPLORE: Planning to explore Downeast Forts and Fortifications this year? Do a Virtual Tour Right Now

All of the basic information on Downeast forts and fortifications from the Canadian Maritimes to Cape Cod. Explore great sites and fascinating history. View the larger map. Click the symbol top right. Continue reading EXPLORE: Planning to explore Downeast Forts and Fortifications this year? Do a Virtual Tour Right Now

TREASURE: The Wreck of the Pirate Ship Whydah

The remarkable story of the discovery of the Whydah and its treasures. Barry Clifford found Whydah’s wreck in 1984, relying heavily on Southack’s 1717 map of the wreck site – a modern-day, true-to-life “pirate treasure map” leading to what was at … Continue reading TREASURE: The Wreck of the Pirate Ship Whydah