BREAKING NEWS: Passage of #S133: #WW2 Merchant Mariners Congressional Gold Medal Act is imminent. As of this morning, the tally of cosponsors reached 68, which exceeds the prerequisite number. It is now only a matter of time. Thank you to all who have contributed to seeing this bill pass! (In September, companion bill #HR550 passed the U.S. ...
January 14, 2020LightBoard
Fun fact: Hooked Up is a steam engine term carried to all types of ships and boats. Has to do with triple expansion steam engine. Hooking-up a steam engine is also known as controlling the "cut-off" of the cylinder since "hooking up" a steam engine is effectively controlling when steam ...
January 10, 2020LightBoard
(John Harrison H1 the first certified ship Chronometer) In the 1700's Mariner Navigators had very poor quality chronometers (clocks) aboard ship. It was key to have the proper time aboard for navigation purposes. To assure all clocks were set properly in the fleet officials in London devised a signal called ...
December 31, 2019LightBoard
And the experts say " The real shocker is that U.S. rivals do not face this vulnerability. China, Russia and Iran have terrestrial backup systems that GPS users can switch to and that are much more difficult to override than the satellite-based GPS system. The U.S. has failed to achieve ...
December 28, 2019LightBoard
December 23, 2019LightBoard
Captain Schuenemann aka Captain Santa In the late 1800 early 1900 it became fashionable to have Christmas trees. Ship owners and crews who normally ran lumber soon found out that making one last run on the lake made for a very nice profit. They started running fresh cut trees right before ...
December 22, 2019LightBoard
Channel 5 news in Ohio reports : A "Mate on-watch" fell asleep at the controls of a barge, causing an October crash that partially destroyed a popular floating restaurant and bar, a Coast Guard official in Cincinnati said Thursday. Just after 6 a.m. on Oct. 2, a collection of barges slammed into ...
December 13, 2019LightBoard
The ship APL Mexico City broke loose from her moorings at the Deurganck dock in the port of Antwerp . Forty to forty five mile per hour wind gust cause this on Monday at about 1400 hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZitvSWplPK4
December 10, 2019LightBoard
On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we solemnly reflect on the tragic events of December 7, 1941, and honor those who perished while defending our Nation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZzIetRBiME
December 7, 2019LightBoard
Anyone using Crosby shackles the 7/8th marked 5VJ have been recalled. Check it out..the life you save might be your own.
November 27, 2019LightBoard