Have a little history with your alcohol, the better to pretend that you’re not a drunk, you’re an intellectual… Happy summer 🙂
Hardtack (or hard tack) is a flat hard biscuit made from flour and water (often saltwater) that was used as a staple food where fresh and perishable foods won’t survive. Also known as “pilot bread,” […]
It is popularly believed that the ship’s biscuit (hard tack) issued to Nelson’s Navy were full of a variety of revolting insects such as ‘maggots’ and ‘weevils’. A few authors (such as Jack Nastyface) who […]
When Cracked.com published a list of 6 Historical Villains Who Were Actually OK Guys, Captain Bligh came in at #2. I’m sharing because I love Cracked and the entry about him is both informative and hilarious. Also full […]
While the main focus of this site is the Age of Sail in general and the Aubrey/Maturin series in specific, every now and then it’s necessary to take a slight historical detour Mackenzie Gregory, a Particular […]
Scans from the March 2004 issue of MAD Magazine, featuring the nautical exploits of Captain Jock and Dr. Steepan! Courtesy of PaulBettany.net.
This pinch of wisdom was published in 1899. Unfortunately there is no indication about its origin except that it’s dated around 1770. It bears the impress of its truth.