Navassa Island: The U.S.’s 160-year Forgotten Tragedy
by Ken Lawrence
Both the U.S. and Haiti claim the island. Here's why its history matters.
What Was Life Like in a 19th Century Fishing Village in Massachusetts?
by Robin Lindley
That’s the story maritime attorney Bradley Bagshaw tells in a novel. (Interview)
SOURCE: Der Spiegel
Dutch fisherman catches Panzerfaust
If you want to go fishing in Germany, you had better watch what you put on your hook. It's a lesson that a Dutch tourist learned on Sunday when, instead of using bait, he decided to try using a magnet.His fresh catch was probably more than he bargained for. The fisherman reeled in a World War II-era Panzerfaust anti-tank shell in a shallow stream in Seifhennersdorf in the eastern state of Saxony....
SOURCE: Guardian (UK)
German anglers call Cold War truce
They are known for nothing if not their patience – which may be one explanation as to why it has taken anglers from the former East and West Germany 23 years to call a cold war truce.What gymnasts, chess players, swimmers and footballers managed fairly soon after unification in 1990, Germany's anglers have finally achieved, but only after years of bitter recrimination, deep suspicion and copious amounts of cultural prejudice on both sides.From autumn, the West German Association of German Sport Fishers (VDSF) and the East German Anglers' Association (DAV) will come together to form the Deutsche Angelfischerverband (German Anglers' Association) or DAFV....
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