Category Archives: Maine Class


Crossing-the-Line, in no other way is naval tradition seen more visibly than in the "Crossing the Line" ceremony held on board ships as they cross the equator.  For two-thirds of the crews of the Great White Fleet, this would be their first time and would require initiation into the Realm of Neptune.  As they approached…
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Straits of Magellan

The Strait of Magellan has always be considered a dangerous passage to navigate.  It is that tail at the end of South America in southern Chile mainland South America to the north and Tierra del Fuego to the south.  The transition between the Atlantic and the Pacific.  The winds and currents are unpredictable and portions…
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What Sailors do at Sea

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