The Russian sail training ship Nadezhda will be visiting Honolulu Harbor during the APEC summit next month.

Sailing ship Nadezhda ready for Pacific voyage

The name of the ship should ring a bell with anyone interested in exploration during the Age of Sail. Nadezhda, commanded by Adam Johann von Krusenstern, and Neva, commanded by Yuri Fyodorovich Lisiansky, were the first Russian ships to circumnavigate the globe. The two ships visited Hawaiian waters in the summer of 1804.

(Pretty cool to be able to see two Russian sailing ships within the space of a few months!)


Research Schooner Tara

According to the DOT Harbors schedule, the French research schooner Tara will be arriving on Sunday.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have always been interested in accounts of exploration and scientists at sea. It’s always nice to learn about current marine expeditions.

For more information about Tara and her mission: Tara Oceans

In the morning - Tara Oceans
Photo by A. Deniaud from the Tara Oceans gallery


Last month, Honolulu Harbor was visited by a French navy ship. This month, it is the Spanish navy’s turn.

According to the DOT Harbors listing, the Hespérides is scheduled to arrive this Sunday morning and will be moored at Pier 10.

For those of you who read Spanish, here is a link to the ship’s current mission: Expedición Malaspina 2010

On a related note, at 6:30 p.m. on May 12, the Hanauma Bay Education Center is hosting a presentation by Sandra Rebok, Deputy Vice-President of Scientific Culture, Spanish National Research Council, and Commander Juan A. Agular-Cavanillas, Commander of Hespérides. The title of the presentation is “The Challenges of Oceanographic Expeditions: Following in the Footsteps of the 1789-1794 Malaspina Campaign.” It is free and open to the public.

ETA: Here is a link to a calendar of events –> The Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition in Honolulu

Abandoned 1854 ship found in Arctic

Another article about the discovery of the wreck, with a sonar image.

via CBC News – Technology & Science – Abandoned 1854 ship found in Arctic.

I hope they are able to find Erebus and Terror, if they are still intact.

Canadian team finds 19th Century HMS Investigator wreck

BBC News – Canadian team finds 19th Century HMS Investigator wreck.

Icebreaker in Hawai‘i

Healy at Pier 9

The US Coast Guard Cutter Healy is currently at Pier 9. I went on a tour of her this morning with two other Falls of Clyde volunteers.

The Healy is an impressive ship.

One of the areas I am interested in is polar exploration in the Age of Sail. Perhaps one day, the Healy, or a ship like her will find Erebus and Terror.

A different view of Falls of Clyde taken from the bridge:

FOC from Healy

I was also tickled to see the Falls on a display (sorry for the poor photo):