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Home is where you anchor

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Home is where you anchor

      The only permanent thing in life is change. Sailors know that in a storm, any port will do. Where you drop your figurative "anchor", and for how long, is affected by so many factors: work, play, spouse, children, friends, family, and even the weather! Home is where you drop your anchor! Make your home an attractive and comfortable place while you are there. At Annapolis Maritime Antiques, we specialize in making your home a nautical oasis. In one visit to our store, you can find the maritime antiques, furniture, decor and accessories you need. We source high...

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Historic Inspiration for Window Decor

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Historic Inspiration for Window Decor

 Anchor your home with Aimee The “rigging” of the storefront window at Annapolis Maritime Antiques was inspired by the Swedish ship, the Vasa. The Vasa was the most expensive and richly ornamented naval vessel built in Sweden at the time. The Vasa had ten sails and the rigging was quite elaborate. The Vasa was completed in 1628 and was state-of-the-art for its day. The elaborate decorative elements made this beautiful ship the pride of Sweden. To make a long story short, the ship set sail on its maiden voyage and lasted all of 20 minutes before, the top-heavy ship capsized...

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The ever-popular home bar

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The ever-popular home bar

These days, it is more often than not that any home you visit will have some sort of a home bar. It may be a cabinet or a stand-alone portable bar – but there are a dedicated bunch who will go all out. Many build a permanent bar as part of a kitchen, family room or basement. The limits are only dictated by the desire and checkbook.At Annapolis Maritime Antiques, we help homeowners add the nautical touch and authentic maritime history to their home bars. We use genuine WWII artifacts, our Liberty ship cargo hatch covers, to provide portable bars...

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Converting history into furniture

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Converting history into furniture

How do we do it?Annapolis Maritime Antiques owns the world’s largest collection of authentic World War II Liberty Ship and Victory Ship hatch covers in original condition, which we turn into one-of-a-kind nautical furniture in our own woodworking workshop. Liberty ship hatch covers become a handsome table and bench dinette set. Our hatch covers are from two ships, the 1943 SS Zane Grey “Liberty ship” and the 1945 SS Diamond Head “Victory ship”, and come with a certificate of authenticity and brass plaque. USS Diamond Head (AE-19) US Navy photo History Liberty ships were cargo ships built in the United...

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Why do sailors love mermaids?

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Why do sailors love mermaids?

Sailors actually have a love/fear relationship with mermaids – the legendary aquatic creatures with a body of a woman and the tail of a fish.These beautiful creatures appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, with the first stories appearing in ancient Assyrian legends. Mermaids have been associated with negative events such as storms and shipwrecks, but there are also stories where they provide great treasure or fall in love with sailors.Are mermaids real? Maybe! There is a rare congenital disorder known as Sirenomelia, which is referred to as “mermaid syndrome”. A child can be born with his or her...

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