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"Journey through the Strait: A Tale of Islands, Warships

Background imageStrait Collection: Vancouver Island map, 1870s

Vancouver Island map, 1870s
Map of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, 1870s. Lithograph reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageStrait Collection: Warship Hms Hood

Warship Hms Hood
HMS Hood, completed in 1920, was the worlds largest warship for more than two decades. She was finally sunk by the Bismarck in 1941 at the Battle of Denmark Strait

Background imageStrait Collection: Aerial view of Portsmouth harbour and the Solent, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Aerial view of Portsmouth harbour and the Solent, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStrait Collection: Norway. Horten. 19th century

Norway. Horten. 19th century. View of the city with the port and arsenal of the state with the Spanish frigate Blanca entering in the drydock

Background imageStrait Collection: USA, WA, San Juan Island. Fall color and fog accent quaint Roche Harbor chapel

USA, WA, San Juan Island. Fall color and fog accent quaint Roche Harbor chapel

Background imageStrait Collection: BERING STRAIT MAP, 1593. Cornelis de Jodes 1593 map of Western North America showing the fabled

BERING STRAIT MAP, 1593. Cornelis de Jodes 1593 map of Western North America showing the fabled province of Quivira in California and the Bering Strait (El Streto de Anian)

Background imageStrait Collection: Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast

Ile d Oleron - off the French Atlantic Coast
Ile d Oleron - an island off the Atlantic coast of France, on the southern side of the Pertuis d Antioche strait. It is the second largest island of Metropolitan France, after Corsica

Background imageStrait Collection: Portolan chart, 1591. Map of the Pacific Ocean

Portolan chart, 1591. Map of the Pacific Ocean. It depicts the western coast of Central and South America, from Mexico to the Strait of Magellan. Renaissance art. Miniature Painting

Background imageStrait Collection: Aerial view of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

Aerial view of the Spinnaker Tower and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, looking towards the Solent and Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageStrait Collection: 1st Earl of Birkenhead with his daughter on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925

1st Earl of Birkenhead with his daughter on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925
Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead (1872-1930) with his daughter Lady Pamela Smith Berry, Baroness Hartwell (1915-1982) on board their yacht, (Isle of Wight?), c1925

Background imageStrait Collection: Map of the kingdoms of Granada and Murcia (Granata

Map of the kingdoms of Granada and Murcia (Granata et Murcia regna) by W. Blaeu. Decorated with the Arms of both States, the figure of a surveyor and a naval combat. Published in Amsterdam, 1635

Background imageStrait Collection: EXPL2A-00284

EXPL2A-00284
Early map of Hudsons Strait and Hudsons Bay, 1662, in Arctic Canada. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction

Background imageStrait Collection: Allegory of the Battle of Salamis, 1858 (oil on canvas)

Allegory of the Battle of Salamis, 1858 (oil on canvas)
2973583 Allegory of the Battle of Salamis, 1858 (oil on canvas) by Kaulbach, Wilhelm von (1805-74); length: 535 cm; Bayerische Landtag, Munich

Background imageStrait Collection: The Baltic Sea and Its Approaches, First World War, c1915, (c1920)

The Baltic Sea and Its Approaches, First World War, c1915, (c1920). Map of part of northern Europe, showing sections of the coasts of Norway, Sweden, Russia, Germany and Denmark

Background imageStrait Collection: Crinan - The Western Terminus of the Canal and the Sound of Jura, 1895

Crinan - The Western Terminus of the Canal and the Sound of Jura, 1895. From Round the Coast. [George Newnes Limited, London, 1895]

Background imageStrait Collection: Satellite view of New Zealand

Satellite view of New Zealand
October 23, 2002 - This stunning true-color image provides a rare, cloud-free look at the island nation of New Zealand, including most of its North and South Islands

Background imageStrait Collection: USA, WA, San Juan Islands. Turn Point Lighthouse on Stuart Island was built in 1893

USA, WA, San Juan Islands. Turn Point Lighthouse on Stuart Island was built in 1893. This duplex home housed the keeper and his family on one side, assistant keeper and his family on the other

Background imageStrait Collection: Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), two adults with baby

Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus), two adults with baby, overlooking town and ships in sea at sunset. Gibraltar Nature Reserve, Gibraltar. August 2018

Background imageStrait Collection: USa, WA, San Juan Islands. Patos Island Light

USa, WA, San Juan Islands. Patos Island Light

Background imageStrait Collection: Dancing Bears - Constantinople, Turkey

Dancing Bears - Constantinople, Turkey
Two attendants/musicians with their dancing bears, performing on their hind legs in Constantinople, Turkey

Background imageStrait Collection: Tsushima (Schon - 5

Tsushima (Schon - 5
BATTLE OF TSUSHIMA STRAIT After their overwhelming defeat of the Russian navy, the Japanese tow away the Russian warships they have captured

Background imageStrait Collection: Tsushima (Schon - 2

Tsushima (Schon - 2
BATTLE OF TSUSHIMA STRAIT The Japanese Admiral Togo steams into action in his flagship Mikafa, inflicting an overwhelming defeat on the Russian fleet

Background imageStrait Collection: Picture No. 11050489

Picture No. 11050489
Iceberg melting iceberg drifting Arctic ocean Summer Davis Strait, Greenland, Arctic, Denmark Date:

Background imageStrait Collection: View of coastline with whirlpools in narrow strait, looking towards Isle of Scarba

View of coastline with whirlpools in narrow strait, looking towards Isle of Scarba, Gulf of Corryvreckan, Isle of Jura, Inner Hebrides, Scotland

Background imageStrait Collection: Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline floating above the fog on a foggy day in San

Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco skyline floating above the fog on a foggy day in San Francisco, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageStrait Collection: Combat at Tsushima 1904

Combat at Tsushima 1904
NAVAL ENGAGEMENT in the Tushima Strait - the same location as the decisive battle of the following year

Background imageStrait Collection: The Strait of Magellan, southern passage from Atlantic to Pacific oceans

The Strait of Magellan, southern passage from Atlantic to Pacific oceans, Chile, South America

Background imageStrait Collection: Traffic on famous Golden Gate Bridge against clear sky, San Francisco

Traffic on famous Golden Gate Bridge against clear sky, San Francisco, San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, USA

Background imageStrait Collection: Famous Golden Gate Bridge over bay against blue sky during sunset, San Francisco

Famous Golden Gate Bridge over bay against blue sky during sunset, San Francisco, San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, USA

Background imageStrait Collection: Famous Golden Gate Bridge over bay against purple sky during sunset, San Francisco

Famous Golden Gate Bridge over bay against purple sky during sunset, San Francisco, San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, USA

Background imageStrait Collection: Carte re´duite des de´couvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique, (1747?)

Carte re´duite des de´couvertes des Russes, entre l'Asie et l'Amerique, (1747?). This French map of Alaska, Siberia, and the North Pacific, published in 1747

Background imageStrait Collection: The unique map of California, 1888. Creator: E. McD. Johnstone

The unique map of California, 1888. Creator: E. McD. Johnstone
The unique map of California, 1888. It was issued in 1888 by the Southern Pacific Railroad Company and the California State Board of Trade as part of a campaign to promote the economic, cultural

Background imageStrait Collection: The Prestenizza beacon on the island of Cherso, 1886. Creator: Gottfried Seelos

The Prestenizza beacon on the island of Cherso, 1886. Creator: Gottfried Seelos
The Prestenizza beacon on the island of Cherso, 1886. The picture shows the strait between Istria and the northeast coast of the island of Cres with the Lighthouse near Porozina on Cres that still

Background imageStrait Collection: Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883

Krakatoa volanic eruption, 1883
Cover of The Illustrated London News, 8th September 1883 with three pictures about the volcanic eruption of the island of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait which began on the afternoon of Sunday

Background imageStrait Collection: Rocky shoreline at edge of Sandcut Beach. STrait of Juan de Fuca Jordan River Regional Park

Rocky shoreline at edge of Sandcut Beach. STrait of Juan de Fuca Jordan River Regional Park, British Columbia, Canada

Background imageStrait Collection: Cityscape near famous Golden Gate Bridge against blue sky on sunny day, San Francisco

Cityscape near famous Golden Gate Bridge against blue sky on sunny day, San Francisco, San Francisco Peninsula, Northern California, California, USA

Background imageStrait Collection: California, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge

California, San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge
2030-309504-01

Background imageStrait Collection: Kobe, Japan at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Kobe, Japan at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge

Background imageStrait Collection: Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy on the water at dusk

Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy on the water at dusk

Background imageStrait Collection: Kagoshima, Japan skyline with Sakurajima Volcano at dusk

Kagoshima, Japan skyline with Sakurajima Volcano at dusk

Background imageStrait Collection: Shimonoseki, Japan skyline over the Kanmon Straits

Shimonoseki, Japan skyline over the Kanmon Straits

Background imageStrait Collection: Shimonoseki, Japan skyline over the Kanmon Straits

Shimonoseki, Japan skyline over the Kanmon Straits

Background imageStrait Collection: Akashi Kaikyo Bridge spanning the Seto Inland Sea from Kobe, Japan

Akashi Kaikyo Bridge spanning the Seto Inland Sea from Kobe, Japan

Background imageStrait Collection: Kagoshima, Japan with Sakurajima Volcano

Kagoshima, Japan with Sakurajima Volcano

Background imageStrait Collection: Shimonoseki, Japan skyline over the Kanmon Straits

Shimonoseki, Japan skyline over the Kanmon Straits

Background imageStrait Collection: Kobe, Japan at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge at dusk over the Seto Inland Sea

Kobe, Japan at Akashi Kaikyo Bridge at dusk over the Seto Inland Sea

Background imageStrait Collection: Old Town Rovinj, Croatia

Old Town Rovinj, Croatia

Background imageStrait Collection: The Pillars of Hercules (colour litho)

The Pillars of Hercules (colour litho)
GIA940229 The Pillars of Hercules (colour litho) by French School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Pillars of Hercules was the phrase that was applied in Antiquity to)



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"Journey through the Strait: A Tale of Islands, Warships, and Coastal Wonders" Embark on a captivating voyage as we explore the straits that have shaped history and captivated explorers for centuries. From Vancouver Island's 1870s map to the majestic warship HMS Hood, these hints unveil a world of maritime marvels. Let us first set sail towards Portsmouth harbor in Hampshire, England. Behold an awe-inspiring aerial view of this bustling port city nestled along the Solent. The Spinnaker Tower stands tall amidst Gunwharf Quays, offering panoramic vistas of this enchanting region. As our journey continues across continents, we find ourselves immersed in the vibrant fall colors and mystical fog surrounding Roche Harbor chapel on San Juan Island in Washington state. This quaint sanctuary exudes tranquility against nature's breathtaking backdrop. Travel back in time to Norway's Horten during the 19th century when maritime exploration was at its peak. Imagine sailing through Norwegian waters as you uncover hidden treasures within their historical archives. Venturing further southward brings us to Ile d'Oleron off France's Atlantic coast—a haven where land meets sea in perfect harmony. Explore its sandy beaches and picturesque landscapes that have inspired countless artists throughout history. Our odyssey takes an intriguing turn with a glimpse into Granada and Murcia kingdoms' ancient maps from long ago—their intricate details revealing tales of conquests and cultural exchange across Europe. Finally, let us not forget about the Baltic Sea during World War I—an era marked by turmoil yet also resilience. Witness how this strategic waterway played a pivotal role in shaping events during those tumultuous times. Join us as we navigate through these remarkable straits—where past meets present—and discover how they continue to shape our understanding of geography, culture, and human connection across borders.