Been busy and out of computer range for way too many hours, but you can get your reading about ships and things at Fred Fry's Maritime Monday 111 @ gCaptain.com. Fred has pretty ship pictures and lotsa links.
Salamander looks at non-LCS approaches to shipbuilding - this time in the "Land Down Under".
Lex is battling some hosting issues, but he sure can write purty. For an old retired guy.
Steeljaw (another retired guy!) notes how small the sky can be at times. Funny, the ocean was always big and empty, too, until you got near land...