What are some great descriptions of boats and ships from literature? I'm especially looking for descriptions from classic books in the public domain. Novels, stories, plays, poetry etc. are all welcome.
I saw this boat floating in Puget Sound a while back. Can you identify the make/model? [more inside]
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]
Talk to me about different kinds of steamships, which might have been used to travel around African rivers around the 1860's. [more inside]
Please recommend maritime novels and movies set in the late Victorian era.
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]
What's it like being a Naval Architect? [more inside]