Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday Theme Images - 429  28th July 2018


Nordlandsbåt ship, outside of the town of Svolvær in the Lofoten district, Nordland county, Norway.

Source: Flickr Commons, Library of Congress, 1890


Queen Mary, WWII, n.d.

Source: Flickr Commons, State Library of New South Wales


Source: Flickr Commons, State Library of  New South Wales, 1940


Launch party of HMS Champion, launched by Lady Cynthia Asquith at the Hebburn shipyard of Hawthorn Leslie, 29 May 1915

This one’s my favorite as I like the crowd assembled for the launch.

Source: Flickr Commons, Tyne & Wear Archive and Museum.


4 thoughts on “Sepia Saturday

  1. A neat mix! I’ve never heard of the Nordlandsbåt type boat though I recognize its viking origins. There appears to be a crewman standing center on top the cargo. Logs? Fish? Slippery?
    In 1968 after my father’s US Army assignment to Germany ended, my family returned to the US on a US Navy passenger ship. It was nothing like those 3 giant liners but it was an unforgettable thrill to cross the Atlantic in a ship.

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  2. The Nordlandsbåt ship is just gorgeous! As is the smaller rowboat beside it. It reminds me of the Draken Harald Hårfagre, a modern Viking ship that I visited in 2016 when it was anchored in New York City. I can still smell the linseed oil they used to seal the wood, evoked by the photo posted here.

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  3. That first ship is beautiful. I like the assembled crowd shot too. I wonder what the choir boys sang that day?


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