Leif Eiriksson (Erikson)

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Christopher Columbus was not the first European to discover the New World! This commonly held belief is wrong. Columbus didn’t reach the New World until 1492, 500 years after Leif Eiriksson’s arrival in 1001 AD.   In 986 AD, Norwegian-born Eirik … Continue reading

Semaphores – the marine signal language

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The word Semaphore derives from the Greek words sema (sign) and foros (bearer).  Semaphore Flags is the system for conveying information at a distance by means of visual signals with hand-held flags, rods, disks, paddles, or occasionally bare or gloved hands. … Continue reading