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All Our Ships at Sea

A completely partial view of maritime life in the early 20th century...

Asahel Curtis. Working with a net aboard a fishing vessel. ca. 1935. University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.

Capt. Alex Teschner beside the wheel of the three-masted German bark PERA, Port Blakely, Washington, 1901. University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.

Wellington Harbour, semi-moonlight, 188-? | National Library NZ via Flickr.

Edwin Rosskam. In the cabin of the Beatrice S., a beam-trawler which was one of a considerable fleet that fished out of Provincetown as late as '37. [...] This cabin is the living, dining, bedroom and kitchen. Provincetown, Massachusetts. 1937 Summer. Library of Congress.

United States Navy sailors with female visitors on board USS ASTORIA. August 1934. Australian National Maritime Museum via Flickr.

Sailors and an accordion player on board MAGDALENE VINNEN. March 1933. Australian National Maritime Museum via Flickr.

Unidentified engine-room personnel of an unidentified merchant ship, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 29 November 1942. Lt George A. Lawrence / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-106533.

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Lieutenant J. Korning, H.M.C.S. OTTAWA, 22 November 1943. Lt Richard Graham Arless / Canada. Dept. of National Defence / Library and Archives Canada / PA-206687.

Coastal steamer MAIANBAR. Australian National Maritime Museum via Flickr.

Unloading wool bales from SS CANONBAR, 1927-1940. Australian National Maritime Museum via Flickr.

Muskeget lifesaving crew, ca. 1900s. Nantucket Historical Association via Flickr.

Untitled photo, possibly related to: Dock scene, Mobile, Alabama. 1937 Feb. Library of Congress.

A sailor and his accordion onboard the Parma (1932-33) by National Maritime Museum, via Flickr

Fulcher's Landing, New River Inlet, Onslow County, NC, ca.1939. Old Captain Ramp Jones has sailed the seven seas in big boats. Retiring he expected in his declining years to take his ease on the shores of New River. Caption and photograph by Charles A. Farrell. From the Charles A. Farrell Photograph Collection, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC., via Flickr

On board the fishing boat Alden out of Gloucester, Massachusetts. Antonio Tiano, Italian fisherman. June, 1943. Library of Congress.

Steamboats docked at Commodore Point. FL, 1939. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

San Simeon freighter, Los Angeles Harbor, 1936. Calisphere/Pomona Public Library.

Boat captured with illegal liquor, Jacksonville, GA. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

Boat shipment of coconuts, Miami, FL, 1922. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.

Shipping docks, Miami, FL, 1928. Florida Memory.