Marine Trivia

Marine Trivia
Southern Boating is your source for all things boating and marine. As any well-salted cruiser will tell you, the seas are full of fun facts, miscellaneous trivia and interesting ephemera. As the saying goes, the captain cannot be concerned with the minutiae of shipboard frivolities. But we can. Check back often for more Marine Trivia.
an image of some of the largest sea creatures

Largest Sea Creatures

The ocean is an amazing place. We've talked before about how deep the ocean is, but never explored how some of the planet's largest...
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Your Pig Pictures

Once again, the readers of Southern Exposure DELIVERED. Thank you all so much for the pictures and videos of the famous swimming pigs. I...
The origins of port and starboard

Why does Port mean Left?

The origins of port and starboard If you are an ardent boater or frequent guest of anyone who owns a boat, you become exposed to...
nautical terms Common Phases

Common Nautical Phrases

Do you know the origins behind common phrases like ‘cup of Joe’? What about ‘as the crow flies’? ‘Shake a leg’? It may come as surprise...

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