Tagged: maritime history

The Norwegian seaman in decline

The last old salt M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Norwegians have heeded the call of the sea ever since the Vikings set sail in their longships. With time, that inclination engendered a shipping sector...

Princess Sophia

Unknown Titanic of the West Coast

A hundred years ago, the Princess Sophia sank off Canada, leaving no survivors David Moe Sun City, Calif. 8, the Canadian Pacific passenger ship SS Princess Sophia sank at sea. At 10 p.m. Oct....

Maud returns home

With the once-sunken ship in Norwegian waters, the perilous part of its passage is now past M. Michael Brady Asker, Norway Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen’s Maud, the ship built for the first transit of...

How the watery west was won

An interview with author Olaf Engvig, maritime historian and preserver of historical ships Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. Many of us have been taught that the settlement of the American west by the non-indigenous began...

Outstanding Mr. Engvig

Maritime historian Olaf Engvig honored Judith Gabriel Vinje Los Angeles Maritime historian and author Olaf Engvig, originally from Rissa, Norway, was named 2015 Outstanding Scandinavian American for “saving Norway’s maritime history for future generations.”...