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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
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Created by John Eipper on 08/19/10 5:00 PM

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Transportation (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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El Al's First Direct Flight to Dubai (Edward Jajko, USA, 09/02/20 2:57 am) An El Al Israeli airliner has made the first, symbolic, flight from Tel Aviv to Dubai, carrying a number of officials. Significantly, the Saudis allowed the use of their airspace. I can't he ...
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Celebrating Nathaniel Bowditch, Navigation Pioneer (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/22/19 4:07 am) A couple of days ago I got together with a group of old Captains and we spoke of the good old days and of our idols. I have already written about Malcolm McLean, the inventor of the container sh ...
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Malcolm McLean, Shipping Container Pioneer (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 07/10/19 3:02 pm) For a change of topic, I would like to pay tribute to a great American who revolutionized the shipping industry almost as much as when it changed from sailing to steam and then to motorized transport. ...
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Tourism (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Australia and Singapore: Batavia Shipwreck, Explorers Monument, and WuFlu (from Edward Mears) (John Eipper, USA, 02/02/20 9:03 am) Edward Mears writes: In response to Martin Storey's post of 30 January, I did in fact make it out to the Western Australia Shipwrecks Museum in Fremantle on my way back from Rottnes ...
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Memories from a Semester at Sea: The Mutiny (David Pike, France, 02/01/20 12:01 pm) We were heading from Singapore towards Manila, on the good ship Ryndam. Dr Elon Hildreth, Dean of the Ship, sailing under the flag of Holland America Line and the colours of Chapman Univ ...
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Collapse of Thomas Cook; Thousands Stranded Abroad (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 09/26/19 4:02 am) The bankruptcy of the British travel agency Thomas Cook has taken many travelers by surprise in the middle of their vacations. Hundred thousands of people, 600,000 if estimates are correct, are now in ...
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Geography (John Eipper, USA, 08/26/10 5:02 am)

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Esmeralda, Elcano Meet in Straits of Magellan (Silvia Ribelles de la Vega, USA, 10/18/20 2:31 pm) Today, October 18th, the training vessels of their respective navies, the Esmeralda from Chile and the Juan Sebastián Elcano from Spain, have arrived at Punta Arenas, in the M ...
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Geo-Sleuthing in Galicia (from Edward Mears) (John Eipper, USA, 05/16/20 4:48 am) Edward Mears writes: Apologies for this long post, but it is worth the ride! Hope you are well. In response to my father Pat's post of 29 April, I've spent the past ...
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What City? A Geography Quiz (John Eipper, USA, 10/30/18 10:14 am) Gary Moore sends this geography riddle.  I have a very strong after-lunch hunch, but I'll wait to see what other WAISers say. ...
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