Watson and the Shark, by John Singleton Copley, 1778.

Watson and the Shark, by John Singleton Copley, 1778. National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

The Sea

Volume VI, Number 3 | summer 2013

Sea Change

Lewis H. Lapham

Around Alone

Maggie Shipstead

Open Waters

Simon Winchester

A Winelike Sea

Caroline Alexander

Map

Miscellany

Voices In Time

Dark-Ship Diplomacy

1853 | Washington, DC

When the Levee Breaks

c. 2500 BC | Sumer

Infinite Solitude

1955 | Caribbean Sea

Uncharted Waters

1943 | Bandol

Between the Devil and the Deep-Blue Sea

c. 1185 BC | Strait of Messina

Committed to Davy Jones’ Locker

1834 | Pacific Ocean

Clearing the Decks

67 BC | Mediterranean Sea

Washed Ashore

690 | Naka

Castaway

1709 | Juan Fernández

Liquid Eternity

c. 1856 | Louisiana

Jumping Ship

1912 | Atlantic Ocean

Light Surf on Level Sand

1798 | London

Out of Soundings

1923 | New York City

Trade Routes

1776 | London

Unconscious Desecration

1921 | New York City

Taking Stock

1812 | Atlantic Ocean

Boat-Shaped Mind

1941 | Sea of Cortez

Securing the Hatches

1929 | Caribbean Sea

Dead Reckoning

1914 | Antarctica

A Watery Funeral

1868 | Indian Ocean

Survival of the Fittest

c. 150 | Mediterranean Sea

Wonderful Complaints

1503 | Jamaica

Limit of Discovery

1775 | Southern Ocean

Vision of Beatitude

1912 | Connecticut

Sinking Sun

1689 | Izumo Point

A Thousand Fearful Wrecks

c. 1477 | London

The Accursed Trade

1759 | Atlantic Ocean

Epic Brag

1572 | Lisbon

Paradise Lost

1907 | London

Love of the Sea

c. 1880 | London

Subtle Sea Musics

c. 1926 | Cape Cod

Gazing into Eternity

1995 | Suffolk

The Curious Sensation of Drowning

1892 | Strait of Formosa

Our Seaworthy Captain

1872 | South Pacific Ocean

Accurate Forecasting

1914 | Panama

Return to the Sea

1951 | Woods Hole, MA

Going Down With the Ship

1120 | English Channel

On the Waterfront

1862 | London

The Tormented Sea

c. 1835 | Cape of Good Hope

Sea Chantey

1861 | Oxford

No Place of Habitation

1630 | Essex

No Such Thing as Being Warm

1774 | Firth of Forth

On Vacation

1851 | Broadstairs

The Sea Is English

1878 | Edinburgh

Sex on the Beach

c. 150 | Samosata

Monsters of the Deep

c. 1240 | Norway

The Good Life

1855 | Nantucket, MA

Last Swim

c. 1895 | Grand Isle, LA

A Grand and Awful Scene

1812 | Atlantic Ocean

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