The Scuttlefish

Love the Ocean. Wish you were here.

Month: September, 2010

Avenging Narwhal; only the COOLEST DAMN TOY EVER!

Avenging Narwhal Play Set

This evening I swung into my local Bull Moose Music to grab the latest Grinderman, and hanging there on a hook next to the Vision of Guadeloupe air fresheners was THE COOLEST DAMN TOY EVER…

Avenging Narwhal Play Set

The narwhal is an arctic-dwelling whale that has been called ”the unicorn of the sea” due to its long pointy tusk. There is debate about the true purpose of this tusk, but finally the truth is revealed! The narwhal uses its tusk to impale the cute animals of the world, specifically baby seals, baby penguins and koalas. This 5-1/2” long, hard vinyl narwhal comes with four magic tusks (crystal, onyx, ruby and ice) to impale the three 1-1/2” long, soft vinyl cuties.

Don’t let cute overrun the world, fight back with your own Avenging Narwhal!

Motor Boating Magazine Cover; 1916

Motorboating 1916

from Emmett V Smith boats:

“One of the classics from Motor Boating’s Art Department. I too have known the desire to make-out with the sea. When this magazine came out in 1916, the USPS refused to deliver it because it was so risque. I think the painting is is by G.C. Pearce, a frequent illustrator for MB, but I am not sure.

This image is copyrighted, prints of a better scan than this one can be ordered from the Antique Boat Museum.”

What does one eat on a 1,152 day sailing voyage?

What did Reid Stowe eat on his 3+ year voyage aboard the 70 foot schooner, the Anne, besides fish?

At noon, he’d make lunch, drawing from a hold full of six tons of imperishable food—rice and pasta and lentils and peanut butter and Parmesan cheese—maybe adding a handful of fresh sprouts or some salted fish he’d caught and dried on the deck.


Layered under the depths night, she becomes peaceful

A few years ago, a night photo of the ocean with this fidelity wouldn’t have been possible.

*Nailya Alexander via ThisIsntHappiness via Blackgang*

Solace Anticipated

The Pier at Old Orchard Beach, Maine via Birdman at Port City Daily Photo:

“Opened on July 2, 1898, the Pier at Old Orchard Beach and Ballroom at the end had its hay-day in the 1940s with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Xavier Cugat and Benny Goodman performing there. Over the years, fires and fierce storms did great damage to the original structure.

“Rebuilt and reopened in 1980, the Pier juts again out into the Atlantic and draws many summer tourists to its shops and restaurants. These days, most summer days and nights are too frantic for me here. I do so enjoy this deserted beach during winter though. Come January, It’ll be me, a few gulls, a hauntingly empty Palace Playland and lonely crashing waves. I’ll enjoy that…”

This is the wave that broke James’ back

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James Taylor has a video of the barreling wave that broke his back in Cape Town.

*via The Adventure Life*

Black Heart Scrimshaw, by Rogues’ Gallery

A scrimshaw necklace, with “black heart”  written in long hand. There are also 18k shark teeth, a mini set of shark jaws, and other scrimshaw in-scripted lovelies. *Rogues’ Gallery via Scut’s first mate*

Water Wench Wednesday

Pete Hawley (1916 – 1975) created an image for Jantzen swimwear that remains unique. His ability to synthesize a playful surface look  with safely sensual undertones became a key factor in Jantzen’s marketing appeal. For 17 years his pinup-meets-girl-next-door approach, coupled with a penchant for frequently  outrageous facial expressions, was instantly identifiable as the Jantzen look; and the iconic advertising images he created  continue to be a draw to this day.

Pete Hawley; No Doubt the Envy of His Peers

Come On In, The Water’s Fine!Black Cat Rides the WavesJulie NewmarAlexa de los ReyesBernard, Jeanette (ca 1860) Shoes and Tattoos

Special Thanks to Mudwerks for This Week’s Exciting Episode of Water Wench Wednesday!