Check out some interesting links below!

Scrimshaw: "Ingenious contrivances... in the hours of ocean leisure" by Stuart M. Frank (New Bedford Whaling Museum)

An interesting coincidence read on about the English ship captain J. S. King. 

Pen and Ink drawings by Taylor Mazer

Check out the pen and ink work by Taylor Mazer.  Taylor is a former student of mine.  I would like to believe that I had a hand in his artistic success, but I was only his Elementary Art Teacher.  I do recall teaching him all about one and two point perspective though.  All kidding aside he has some wonderful compositions.  I especially enjoy his clouds and beautiful skies.  Excellent Stuff!