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Nautical Gifts

What Is It About Nautical Gifts For Christmas?

If recent search statistics are to be believed, then a gift to do with the sea is the more "popular".  What is it, then, about a gift of a nautical origin or inspiration, that makes them so popular?

 

Ship Models

Why A Model Wooden Ship?

Why would you want a model wooden ship? There are many good reasons and we are going go discuss several of those reasons in this article. Boat enthusiast or not, you will have a different appreciation for model wooden boats...

 

Pirates

Those guys that go "ooh ar" and run around swinging cutlasses from behind a guy with a wooden leg and a parrot on his shoulder and a hook for a hand? No, dispel that image immediately as they are not that sort of cutthroat at all. Pirates are around and with us here today and as with all things in life they have modernized their methods, disposed of the parrots and hooks for hands and the Pirates Union strictly states that those with wooden legs ...

There were lots of pirates hanging around Panama during the 17th and 18th centuries and with good reason. Panama was the richest area belonging to Spain, as almost all of the gold that was pillaged from the Inca Empire and other wealthy Indian nations was filtered through counting houses on Contadora in the Pearl Islands, Panama City, and Portobelo. The counting houses were where the gold and other valuables were tallied and ...  
 

Nautical History
 
Ship modeling has a very long and rich history and continues to serve numerous functions. Large finely built models are displayed in museums to represent historical ships.  Many of the higher quality models capture intricate details of the originals, making them very appealing for interior decor; from the fine ornements on historical ships such as the HMS Victory, or the Sovereign of the Seas, to little pirates on the deck of a pirate ship...  

Mystic Seaport celebrates the seafaring past of New England. Known as The Museum of America and the Sea, the seaport is an entertaining journey through 19th century nautical life.  

This is most definitely an interesting mix of history, symbolism and best of all tattoos. Tattoos picturing symbolic ship anchors have been a huge part of tattooing in the western world for over two centuries... Originally sailors, navy servicemen, and other maritime workers would get anchor tattoos. These anchor tattoos have become...
 
One of the most important methods of transportation, to both the economy of the area as well as its people, was traveling by ship. As Greece is partially a group of islands, there was no way to get to the mainland of Europe by simply riding a horse or taking a chariot. Instead, anyone who wished to travel outside of Greece, or any traders who wanted to get materials from different parts of the world, had to use boats to...  

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