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A View of Louisburg in North America, 176

26 June 2017

A View of Louisburg in North America, taken near the Light House when that City was besieged in 1758, Captain Charles Ince, engraved by P. Canot, published by Thomas Jeffreys, 1762,...

Plate from Histoire des naufrages, 1788

21 June 2017

Plate from Histoire des Naufrages, engraved by Marillier, 1788, John Carter Brown Library of Early American Images.The curators of the John Carter Brown Library of Early American...

Admiral Anson's men in the dress of the Inhabitants of Payta, 177

19 June 2017

Admiral Anson's men in the dress of the Inhabitants of Payta, Edward Cavendish Drake, 1770, John Carter Brown Library of Early American Images.With a broad smile on his face, an officer...

Tacoma Festival of Sail

15 June 2017

Photo courtesy of Christopher Sørensen Follower Christopher Sørensen will be spending the weekend giving navigation demonstrations aboard the beautiful Lady Washington in...