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Ready to Get Kraken

Anything is possible at sea. So it seems, at least, from sea stories in fiction and folklore, which are filled with incredible creatures, improbable islands, and wonderful sights. The question of how much any of these tales were believed can be illustrated through the example of the flying fish, which according to British folklore wasContinue reading “Ready to Get Kraken”

Off the Edge of the Map

Last winter, Karin made a map of the ghost ship legends of Newfoundland and Labrador, based on archival legend cards. She will be presenting the map in a virtual lecture for the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dublin on March 25th at 7:30 pm (Ireland time). Tickets are free and can be booked throughContinue reading “Off the Edge of the Map”

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