The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945.

The liner "Queen Elizabeth" bringing American troops into NY Harbor at the end of WW II, 1945.

Tall Ship HMS "Bounty", R.I.P.

Bay City's Tall Ship Celebration sponsors pick their ships at Saginaw Bay Yacht Club event

"Square meal" - British war ships in the 1700s including the HMS Victory (pictured) did not have the best of living conditions. A sailors breakfast and lunch were sparse meals consisting of little more than bread and a beverage. But the third meal of the day included meat and was served on a square tray. Eating a substantial meal onboard a ship required a tray to carry it all. Hence a "square meal" was the most substantial meal served.

"Square meal" - British war ships in the 1700s including the HMS Victory (pictured) did not have the best of living conditions. A sailors breakfast and lunch were sparse meals consisting of little more than bread and a beverage. But the third meal of the day included meat and was served on a square tray. Eating a substantial meal onboard a ship required a tray to carry it all. Hence a "square meal" was the most substantial meal served.

Andrea Doria, after colliding with a Sweedish liner, became the first passenger ship to sink on live television.

Andrea Doria, after colliding with a Sweedish liner, became the first passenger ship to sink on live television.

The last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn, the massive german 'Pamir'

The last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn, the massive german 'Pamir'

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