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Most people don't realize the struggle the RMS Carpathia and her crew had to endure the night of April 14 and morning of April 15, 1912. The small single funneled Cunarder, who's role was to carry freight and non-elite passengers to lesser destinations...  more »
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Polias was the first World War I Emergency Fleet concrete ship to be constructed. Construction began after President Woodrow Wilson approved the construction of 24 concrete ships by the emergency fleet corporation in 1918. Both Polias and Atlantus were to...  more »
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Cape Fear was a Design 1070 concrete cargo ship built in 1919 at the Liberty Shipbuilding Company yard in Wilmington, North Carolina. Originally ordered and meant for service in World War I, she was completed and sold to civilian operators after the war...  more »
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(Atlantus aground in 1926.)In 1917, a Norwegian engineer named Nicolay Fougner built the world's first concrete ship capable of moving under its own power; the MV Namsenfjord. Fougner visited the United States and by request of the American government,...  more »
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(Photo from the National Hurricane Center.)Selma was a Design 1100 concrete oil tanker constructed in 1919 as part of the American WWI "Emergency Fleet". Her sister ship was the Latham. Both ships were built at F.F. Ley and Company in Mobile, Alabama....  more »
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Sapona was constructed in 1920 by the Liberty Ship Building Company in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government originally part of the planned 24 ship World War I emergency fleet. Her sister ship was the Cape Fear. Like the concrete...  more »
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In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Emergency Fleet Corporation into existence to build 24 reinforced concrete and iron merchant steamships for use in the first World War. Steel and iron supplies were extremely low in numbers, having been...  more »
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SS McKittrick was built in 1921 in Wilmington, North Carolina for the United States government, originally intended as an "Emergency Fleet" concrete hulled merchant ship named the Old North State for World War I. Due to war's end, half of the fleet was...  more »
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Legend of the Lake - New Discovery Edition Book

The recent discovery of the wreck of the British warship Ontario, “the Holy Grail” of Great Lakes shipwrecks, solves several mysteries that have puzzled historians since the ship sank more than two centuries ago. Now, for the first time, the whole tragic story of the Ontario can finally be told.

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