These Recently Unearthed Coins May Have Solved a 17th-Century Mystery

Some unexpected treasure may have pinned down the whereabouts of notorious pirate Henry Every.

The High Hopes of the Titanic’s Maiden Voyage

The infamous passenger liner was fitted with advanced safety features—lulling her crew into a false sense of security.

Nassau's Pirates: Revealing the Sordid History of the Bahamian Port City

Now a tourist haven, the small colony was once run by pirates, for pirates.

Life Aboard WWII Submarines Was Brutal

The size of the submarines, a lack of ventilation, and the novelty of submarine warfare led to some uncomfortable situations.

A Night to Remember: The Tragic Story of the RMS Titanic

The sinking of the “unsinkable” RMS Titanic was a shocking and deadly disaster.

A Sixth Grade History Project Exonerated the Captain of the USS Indianapolis

Court-martialed after the sinking of the cruiser, Captain McVay's innocence was proven by Hunter Scott in 1996.

This Is What It Was Like To Be Marooned In The Age Of Sail

Alexander Selkirk was left ashore an uninhabited island by his captain.

9 Essential War of 1812 Books

Engage with the oft-forgotten Second War of Independence.

8 Sailing Books That Will Take You to the High Seas

Set sail with these thrilling and true nautical tales.

This Was the Unluckiest U-Boat of World War II

Not only could the U-505 not sink other boats, its crew couldn't even sink the submarine themselves.

11 Captivating Titanic Books

These powerful reads shine a solemn light on one of history's darkest chapters.

Lost at Sea: What Happened to the Mary Celeste?

It remains one of history's most haunting maritime mysteries.

The Deadly Collision Between SS Andrea Doria and MS Stockholm

Like the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the 1956 shipwreck was one of the worst maritime disasters of the 20th century. 

The Dawn's Early Light: Francis Scott Key and the Birth of “The Star-Spangled Banner”

As the Battle of Baltimore drew to a close, an American flag was raised—and the national anthem was born.