Incredible Vintage Photographs From The Gibson Archives Of Ships Wrecked On British Coasts

1874, Minnehaha: St Mary’s, Isle of Scilly

The Gibson family’s photographs of shipwrecks were taken in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Four generations of the Gibson family (1872 to 1997) photographed over 200 wrecks along the coasts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in south England. The Gibsons also compiled telegraph messages of the human and mercantile cost of ships running aground off the hazardous coast. Some of these are also featured below. The Royal Museums Greenwich bought the family’s work for £122,500 ($158,000). Continue reading »

Shipwrecks And Deep Ocean Scenes Encapsulated Inside Translucent Whale Sculptures

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Japanese artist Isana Yamada creates clear resin whales that contain miniature worlds. The six whale project, titled Samsara, represents the six realms in Buddhist cosmology: the Heavenly Realm, the Asura, the Animal Realm, Hell, the Ghost Realm, and the Human Realm; Samsara is Sanskrit for the cycle of death and rebirth. Continue reading »

Shipwrecks Visible In Clear Lake Michigan Waters

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Wreck of the James McBride, which ran aground Oct. 19, 1857, during a storm. A Coast Guard helicopter crew in northern Michigan captured several images of shipwrecks visible through the water of Lake Michigan along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore now that the ice has melted. Continue reading »