Category Archives: Maritime Transportation

What are the trade winds?

Known to sailors around the world, the trade winds and associated ocean currents helped early sailing ships from European and African ports make their journeys… Continue reading

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What are the Totten Beacons?

In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de León sailed into the strong currents of the Florida Straits. Little did he know that within a few years,… Continue reading

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