The Return of the Sail Cargo Ship

While everyone is talking about electric cars these days, another transport revolution is happening quietly out of most people's sight: The return of emission-free shipping and seaborne fair trade. As we know by now, the environmental impact of shipping can be substantial. Global waterborne trade and tourism account for more than 2.2% of human-made emissions, …

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From the Mountain to the Valley: More Ranft!

Realms of Nature. As an Armchair Sailor I love the sea, but I am actually currently living in Switzerland of all the landlocked places. This means that I have come to also appreciate the mountains. When you live by the seaside, you can walk down to the coast whenever you need the sea breeze to …

Ah, for just one time I would take the Northwest Passage!

Book Review. Matt James's Northwest Passage. Of all the tales of exploration, the story of the Northwest Passage has always fascinated me the most. And I am not alone. For centuries, the search for a sea route connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean via the waterways of the Canadian Arctic was the elusive goal …