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  1. Thread: Black Seas

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    GHQ makes a nice xebec, although it is in 1/1200...

    GHQ makes a nice xebec, although it is in 1/1200 scale.
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    For those who couldn't attend the event, here is...

    For those who couldn't attend the event, here is a link to of a YouTube of the archived Maritime Movie Club historical discussion surrounding "Pirates of the Caribbean."
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    I usually experience a flashing broadside from...

    I usually experience a flashing broadside from SWMBO after I inadvertently run athwart her hawser in some way.....
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    Is Mrs. Bligh aware that this is your next...

    Is Mrs. Bligh aware that this is your next planned home renovation? :happy::wink:
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    I'm nearing the end of my reread of "Treasure...

    I'm nearing the end of my reread of "Treasure Island" and have this queued up to continue my "Pyrate" reading experience:
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  6. Thread: 3D Coastline

    by Wentworth
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    The way they currently look reminds me of a view...

    The way they currently look reminds me of a view of Dover from the Channel...
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    Well, all this talk of Pirates has sent me...

    Well, all this talk of Pirates has sent me careening to my library to haul out this tome -- it may be time to reread "Treasure Island" and "Kidnapped" ....Arrrgh! :Arrrr:
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    Oh Joy ! Oh Rapture Unforeseen !

    I am so happy I may explode ! Imagine my surprise when these arrived in the Post this morning....after years of my kvetching about not having them ! Oh joy ! Oh rapture unforeseen !

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    Ooooo.....good point....another thing added to my...

    Ooooo.....good point....another thing added to my "to do" list !
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    Yes -- I just don't see what is so objectionable...

    Yes -- I just don't see what is so objectionable about auctioning off a wench or two.....(just kidding folks...). I was at the park just after it opened and again when my children were little --...
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    I had great fun with the Maritime Movie Club...

    I had great fun with the Maritime Movie Club event for "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl." They showed some interesting historical documents and had a fun discussion of piracy...
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    By the way, adding on historically to the post...

    By the way, adding on historically to the post above and for those interested, here is a link to a brief CSPAN program which gives a tour of the Fort Pitt Museum and discusses the Seven Years' War...
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    Muchas gracias y feliz nuevo tambien ! ...

    Muchas gracias y feliz nuevo tambien ! :beer::drinks::beer:
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    Beside the historical stuff posted in the thread...

    Beside the historical stuff posted in the thread above, I got a lot of clothing as well -- I guess my family is tired of me looking like a street person....I MAY have to cut my hair and shave...
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    i watched the film last night -- I hadn't seen it...

    i watched the film last night -- I hadn't seen it in years and forgot how much fun it really is and how good an acting job Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Depp do in it. Hans Zimmer is a brilliant film...
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    Maritime Movie Club

    Join USS Constitution Museum's Public Historian Carl Herzog and Site Interpreter Jennifer Zanolli for a fun, free virtual program at 3PM Eastern on December 30 for a discussion of the film "Pirates...
  17. 4) Here is the USS Constitution Museum's...

    4) Here is the USS Constitution Museum's Historian at Home YouTube series item on the Java - Constitution battle :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMXQbEvKjUk
  18. HMS Java Vs. USS Constitutuion 208th Anniversary

    December 29 marks the 208th anniversary of the naval engagement between the HMS Java and the USS Constitution. Here are some links from the Constitution Museum to commemorate this battle:

    1) On...
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    ...In the spirit of Monty Python there's a joke...

    ...In the spirit of Monty Python there's a joke to be had here about the Aerodrome....flying spam...but I just don't have the energy......
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    Good Riddance 2020, Welcome 2021

    Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
    The flying cloud, the frosty light:
    The year is dying in the night;
    Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

    Ring out the old, ring in the new,
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    Loads of goodies ... here is a a sample: 52050

    Loads of goodies ... here is a a sample:
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  22. Dr. Fauci Vaccinates Santa Claus -- Christmas is on !

    Phew !!! I was worried !!! This ought to get him the Nobel Peace Prize. Please see story:

    https://people.com/health/anthony-fauci-gave-santa-claus-coronavirus-vaccine/
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    Here is a cut and paste job of the ECW campaign...

    Here is a cut and paste job of the ECW campaign rules and map:
    Home Fires An ECW Campaign
    This page contains the details and map for fighting a fictional English Civil War Campaign.
    HOME FIRES
    AN...
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    Other Periods/ Other Scales

    Hi Rob,
    As you suggested, I am continuing our conversation about ACW and ECW war gaming here in the Wardroom. I mentioned that a friend of mine is trying to get me interested in 28mm ACW skirmish...
  25. Thread: USS Essex

    by Wentworth
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    Thanks! A paint job and re-flag sounds within my...

    Thanks! A paint job and re-flag sounds within my feeble modeling capabilities....I await with bated breath.....:minis:
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