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  • Ship Under The Command Of The Privateer
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    Privateers The word 'privateer' conjures a romantic image in the minds of most Americans. Tales of battle and bounty pervade the folklore of privateering, which has become a cherished, if often overlooked part of our shared heritage. Legends were forged during the battle for American independence, and these men were understandably glorified as part of the formation of our national identity. The fact of the matter is that the vast majority of these men were common opportunists, if noteworthy nava...
  • Cook And Charlotte
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    The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle In 1832, Charlotte Doyle began her voyage across the Atlantic Ocean on the ship "The Seahawk". The captian of the ship was Captian Jaggery. At first Charlotte did not understand why the sailors did not like him, but during her voyage she learned why. During the first parts of her voyage, Charlotte stayed mostly in her small cramped cabin and wandered a bit on deck. She was told that she was a weak little girl and had no place on board the ship except in he...
  • Watch With The Ships Bell
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    Dock 1 DEATH OF A KING Since commercial shipping began on the five Great Lakes, there have Been six thousand shipwrecks. Half have never been found. There are three storms The sailors still talk about: The great storm of 1913 claimed 250 lives and 12 ships. The storm of 1940 claimed 100 lives and two ships. The storm of 1975 claimed only one ship and 29 lives. The wreck of 1975 remains the most mysterious and controversial of all shipwreck tales heard around the Great Lakes. The legend of the Ed...
  • Crash Sight With Norman Being The Psychologist
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    Sphere Many people have questioned the existence of intergalactic intelligence such as time travel and aliens. Sphere takes all of these theories and rolls it into one novel. The main character in the novel is Norman Johnson a 56 year old psychologist who is very well known in his field. Norman plays a very important role in the novel, constantly changing the events for the better. Throughout the novel many changes occur to change his thoughts and his characteristics. Norman along with other sci...
  • Trip Back To Earth Lister
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    Red Dwarf, by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor Red dwarf was written in collaboration by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. However on the cover of the book the author is called Grant Naylor and is referred to as a "Gestalt entity" giving the reader a clue as to what style the book is going to take. The BBC television series of the same name is based on this book but the events of the book and series are quite different and in my opinion the book is superior. The central character of this book is Dave Lister and...
  • Problem Of Stowaways On Their Ships
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    Stowaways Stowaways have been a problem to shipowners for about as long as there have been ships in the sea. In the early days of sailing ships and looser maritime legislation, this was a relatively minor problem. This probably had to due with the fact that the ships were smaller in comparison to today's standards, and were comparatively heavily crewed. Thus the chances for a stowaway to get on board and go undiscovered for any length of time were fairly small. Also in that age, the concept of '...
  • Ship Through The Eyes Of The Crew
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    It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy Capt. D. Michael AbrashoffWarner Books, 2002 Author's Page Captain D. Michael Abrashoff is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, and was a military assistant to the former secretary of defense, Dr. William J. Perry. He served as Commander of 310 men and women aboard the USS Benfold in the Pacific Fleet. Abrashoff left the Navy in 2001 and became the founder and CEO of Grassroots Leadership, Inc., in Boston...
  • Strait Magellan And His Crew
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    In 1517 Ferdinand Magellan proposed to King Charles I of Spain for a fully funded expedition to find a western sea route to the Moluccan Islands. If Magellan could find an easy way through or around South America it would enable the Spanish to set up a profitable trade route with the Molaccans, known for its abundance of spices. On May 22, 1518 King Charles I granted Magellan enough money to buy five ships. Over 250 men were divided up amongst the Trinidad, the San Antonio, the Conception, the V...
  • Ships Crew And Ariel
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    EVALUATION OF A PRODUCTION On I attended a performance of "The return of Return to the Forbidden Planet" which is a comedy musical by Bob Carlton. It is based loosely on the William Shakespeare play "The Tempest" but has touches of many of Shakespeare's works. The story of "The Tempest" has been fused with the idea of 50's B-movies to create and original musical, full of 50's and 60's rock 'n' roll songs. My seat was located in the upper circle, front row, very near centre, which would have been...
  • Voyager And The Maquis Ship Back Home
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    Season 1 Caretaker, Part 1: 101 In the late 24th century, a renegade group known as the Maquis operate outside the law to right what they see as Federation injustices. After infiltrating a Maquis cell to apprise Starfleet of the group's activities, Lieutenant Tuvok, along with the crew of a ship commanded by the Maquis captain Chakotay, disappear in an area of space known as the Badlands. Tuvok's commanding officer, Captain Janeway, leads a mission to find the Vulcan lieutenant, enlisting the ai...

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