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  • Jim's Guilt
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    Conrad's guilt theme in the novel Lord Jim is shown directly through the main character, Jim. "Jim's spiritual odyssey explores the theme of guilt" (Kuehn 35). Jim is a strong character at heart, but he is overcome by the forces that guilt put on his mind. Jim is a man controlled by his fear. He dreams of becoming a hero at sea and his dreams are repeatedly shattered. He is therefore flushed with guilt. Throughout the novel Jim's guilt haunts him and prevents him from becoming reestablished as a...
  • Sir Francis Drake
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    Author John Guy Drake, a 16th Century Explorer Ticktock Publishing-1997 SIR FRANCIS DRAKE Sir Francis Drake is known for England's defeat of the Spanish Armada. He was a sea dog and he sailed around the world. Drake was actually the first one to sail around the world since Magellan died in his journey. Drake was a "sea dog" during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. And as everyone knows this is a good time to be a sea dog because the queen highly supported them. She gave him money and ships...
  • Pierre With Jyc
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    JACQUES COUSTEAU THE OCEAN'S FUTURE In Saint-Andre-de-Cub zac, a small, quaint village in southwestern France, lived a man of French decent named Daniel Cousteau. Cousteau, a stock exchanger, had always been a dreamer. He married his wife, Elizabeth Durant hon, in 1903. They had their first son in 1906 whom they named Pierre-Antoine. Their second son, Jacques-Yves, was born June 11, 1910. The family soon travelled to Paris. Eugene Higgins, a friend of Daniel's and a wealthy and relatively well-k...
  • Anchors On A Wreck Site
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    A deep-sea salvage company claims to have discovered the deepest ancient shipwreck ever found- a 2,300-year-old Greek trading vessel found nearly two miles under the surface of the Mediterranean. The discovery of the shipwreck between the classical trading centers of Rhodes and Alexandria adds to the collection of evidence that is challenging the long-held theory that ancient sailors lacked the navigational knowledge and skill to sail large distances across open water. It is believed that they w...
  • Blackbeard And Maynard
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    Throughout history pirates have terrorized the world's seas. There are few men that have been feared as much as pirates were. Names such as pirate, buccaneer, and privateer were given to these men and women that terrorized the seas. Black Sam Bellamy, Bartholomew Roberts, Jean Lafitte, Steve Bonnet, and Ann Bonny are some of the most feared names know to man. These were the names of pirates that dominated the seas during the 1600's and 1700's, a time known as the "Golden Age of Piracy". However,...
  • McKay's Clipper Ships
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    During the 1840's and 1850's America experienced its golden age in shipping and sailing. 1 At the front of this era was Donald McKay whose innovative ship designs lead to the numerous sea speed records, some of which stand today. For most of the early 19th century American ship building consisted of merchant and cargo ships. It took a long time for these ships to sail across seas. With the increased speed came decreased time to wait for pay. Another need for increased speed was the California go...
  • 1998 Web Suez Canal
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    The Suez Canal The Suez Canal is an achievement that man has made and a great help through the entire world. This is one of many difficult tasks that man has done and completed. This was a big task and a big construction and was done many years ago. This canal only transported a little water and was not deep enough for ships or boats. The idea of liking the Mediterranean Sea and Red sea first occurred during the age of the pharaohs. The pharaoh dug the canal to link both seas but soon after the ...
  • Zheng He's Second And Third Voyages
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    Zheng He was a Muslim eunuch who served as a close confidant of the Yonge Emperor of China during the Ming Dynasty. He went on voyages to Southeast Asia, Sumatra, Java, Ceylon, India, Persia, Persian Gulf, Arabia, the red sea Egypt, and the Mozambique Channel. The number of his voyages vary depending on method of division, but he travelled at least seven times to The Western Ocean with his fleet. The fleet comprised 30,000 men and seventy ships at its height. He brought back to China many trophi...
  • Arms On Pirate And Privateering Ships
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    I will explore the history of the first pirates, giving background needed to understand piracy in early Europe. I will take you on a journey through the life of Pirates and Privateers in early Europe. I will look at how the roles of Pirates and Privateers have changed over time and how opposing governments used them to help fight their wars. I will also look at the changes in the technology used by Pirates and Privateers. Recordings dating as far back as 4,000 years tell of the threat of pirate ...
  • Poets Use Of Personification
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    "The Convergence of the Twain" Personification is "endowing inanimate objects or abstract ideas with life or human characteristics" (Kirshner 2058). In the poem "The Convergence of the Twain" the authors use of personification allows the reader to make a more fluid transition from the past to the present. A poets use of personification can create visual image or capture a feeling of empathy. "Deep from human vanity, / And the Pride of Life that planned her, stilly couches she" (2-3). These lines...
  • Tanger Soto
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    In search of lost treasure The Nautical Chart Arturo Prez-RevertePicador 16.99, pp 465 Towards the end of The Nautical Chart, the central character, Coy, finds a turtle caught in a net. He dives into the sea to free her, slashing away at a thousand feet of fishing mesh that trap her until, finally, she swims off, exhausted, trailing blood that turns the water pink, and without much of a chance. But at least, he thinks, she will die where she belongs, in the open sea. Arturo Prez-Reverte's fifth ...
  • Prez Reverte's Previous Novels
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    The music of piracy The Nautical Chart Arturo Prez-Reverte, trans Margaret Sayers Peden 466 pp, Picador The sea as a literary trope is functionally rather similar to outer space in science fiction. It is a liminal realm where the messy contingencies of dry land or solid earth are left behind, and human action, confined to a flimsy shell within a hostile environment, can be observed at its most elemental. Ridley Scott's film Alien, for example, with its sly winks to Joseph Conrad (the ship is cal...
  • Aircraft Carrier The Pacific Maritime Air War
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    INTRODUCTION Among the most significant aspects of twentieth century military affairs has been how naval and land-based air power have transformed maritime operations. Today, much of the maritime arena is controlled, monitored, or exploited by aerospace systems. The capital ships of the modern era are the aircraft carrier and the missile-armed submarine, both weapons of three-dimensional warfare. The worlds sea lanes are monitored by aircraft and helicopters flown from the decks of aircraft carr...
  • German Submarines
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    English 1 A 11/24/99 Submarines: The Underwater War The submarine is one of the greatest naval inventions in the history of war. This innovation allows men to dive to certain depths in the open seas at will. Submarines were equipped with weapons and communication devices. The submarine could stay at sea for months at a time and only required a few men to operate. They were small, quick, and hard to locate by larger ships. The submarine was thought to be the perfect naval vessel. The concept of t...
  • International Maritime Organization Imo Safety Shipping
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    International Maritime Organization (IMO) Shipping is perhaps the most international of all the world's great industries and one of the most dangerous. It has always been recognized that the best way of improving safety at sea is by developing international regulations that are followed by all shipping nations and from the mid-19th century onwards a number of such treaties were adopted. Several countries proposed that a permanent international body should be established to promote maritime safet...

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