Adding Nautical Weather Vanes as Nautical Decor to Your Home

Whether you live in a land-locked subdivision or you are fortunate enough to enjoy sweeping views of the sea from your living room window, you can show your love for all things nautical by adding outdoor nautical decor to your home. Nautical weather vanes are the perfect option for your yard, because they are both...

5 Ways to Decorate Your Home With Model Ships

For fans of nautical decor, a model ship is a must-have accessory. The provide a classic good looks and a certain amount of gravitas to any room. Ship models also attract attention to create a unique focal point. Whether you wish to spark conversation or simply long for something to inspire your imagination as you relax,...

3 Creative Ways to Add a Nautical Theme to Your Decor

Summer may be ending, but who says you have to say goodbye to fun in the sun and sea? If you love life by the shore and the smell of the salt air, nautical decor is a great way to surround yourself with reminders of your favorite place all year long. Whether you choose to...

Model Ships and Interior Design: What You Need to Know

  Whether you're the type of person who lives for getting to spend exciting afternoons out on the high seas, or if you've just always loved nautical symbolism and want a little more of it in your life, ship models can make the perfect addition to any interior look that you're going for with your home. In...

My participation in the 1992 Christopher Columbus tall ships race

My name is Paul Nixon. I wish to share a story I have written about my participation in the 1992 Christopher Columbus tall ships race from Boston to Liverpool England. I sailed aboard an English ship called the Soren Larsen, a replica 19th Century Brigantine. Racing against 86 other tall ships from around the world...

1992 Christopher Columbus tall ships race from Boston to Liverpool England.

Christopher Columbus tall ships race from Boston to Liverpool England by Paul Nixon Adventure aboard a Tall Ship (1992) One day while reading a sea history magazine, an advertisement in one of the back pages caught my attention. A replica 19th century Brigantine ship sailing up from Australia was advertising for crew members to come join...

3 Creative Ways to Decorate With Model Ships

A nautical theme appeals to so many different segments of the population. Whether you are a lifelong veteran of the Coast Guard or Navy, a diehard history buff or you simply want to recreate the relaxed and breezy days of sailing, boat models are a versatile and creative way to add a nautical touch to...

The Easiest Route to Authentic Nautical Style

Decorating with Ship Wheels  There's a certain carefree sentiment that the ocean evokes, and conjuring it takes less effort than you might think. A few deliberate touches can bring out a nautical feel in just about any interior. Whether it's the addition of an accent like a ship-themed item (like wooden decorative oars, knots, or...

Famous Schooner Models

Schooner Atlantic Under Sails image source Wooden Handmade Schooner Atlantic Model  The Atlantic Schooner was built in 1903 by Townsend and Downey shipyard, and designed by William Gardner, for Wilson Marshall. The three-masted schooner was skippered by Charlie Barr and it set the record for fastest transatlantic passage by a monohull in the 1905 Kaiser's...