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What do modern sailors do when their ship is docked?

Do the crews of ships such as container and bulk good carriers leave the ship and get to see the place they are visiting? If not, why not? General descriptions of the lives of modern seafarers that illuminate this question are more than welcome. [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Jan 20, 2013 - 19 answers

Exploring Africa's Rivers by Steamship

Talk to me about different kinds of steamships, which might have been used to travel around African rivers around the 1860's. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Dec 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Books about boats. Victorian boats.

Please recommend maritime novels and movies set in the late Victorian era.
posted by Hoenikker on Nov 7, 2010 - 19 answers

Shipwrecked!

Is there any way of determining what percentage of ships arrived safely at their destinations - or did not - during a given period in history? [more inside]
posted by AngerBoy on Jul 16, 2009 - 14 answers

What's it like being a Naval Architect?

What's it like being a Naval Architect? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Dec 7, 2006 - 5 answers

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