Maritime timeline

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This is a timeline of events in maritime history.



Middle Ages[edit]

Age of Discovery[edit]

Rise of steamboats and motorships[edit]

The Global Positioning System becomes operational.
M/S Estonia is lost in the Baltic Sea.
M/S Costa Concordia disaster.
James Cameron reaches the Challenger Deep solo with the Deepsea Challenger.
  • 2013: MS Nordic Orion becomes the first freighter to complete the Northwest Passage.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 1000 Inventions and Discoveries, by Roger Bridgman
  2. ^ Carter, Robert "Boat remains and maritime trade in the Persian Gulf during the sixth and fifth millennia BC"Antiquity Volume 80 No.307 March 2006 [1][permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Hage, P.; Marck, J. (2003). "Matrilineality and Melanesian Origin of Polynesian Y Chromosomes". Current Anthropology. 44 (S5): S121. doi:10.1086/379272.
  4. ^ Kayser, M.; Brauer, S.; Cordaux, R.; Casto, A.; Lao, O.; Zhivotovsky, L. A.; Moyse-Faurie, C.; Rutledge, R. B.; et al. (2006). "Melanesian and Asian origins of Polynesians: mtDNA and Y chromosome gradients across the Pacific". Molecular Biology and Evolution. 23 (11): 2234–2244. doi:10.1093/molbev/msl093. PMID 16923821.
  5. ^ Su, B.; Underhill, P.; Martinson, J.; Saha, N.; McGarvey, S. T.; Shriver, M. D.; Chu, J.; Oefner, P.; Chakraborty, R.; Chakraborty, R.; Deka, R. (2000). "Polynesian origins: Insights from the Y chromosome". PNAS. 97 (15): 8225–8228. Bibcode:2000PNAS...97.8225S. doi:10.1073/pnas.97.15.8225. PMC 26928.
  6. ^ Jehl, Francis Menlo Park reminiscences : written in Edison's restored Menlo Park laboratory, Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, Whitefish, Mass, Kessinger Publishing, 1 July 2002, page 564
  7. ^ Dalton, Anthony A long, dangerous coastline : shipwreck tales from Alaska to California Heritage House Publishing Company, 1 Feb 2011 - 128 pages
  8. ^ Swann, p. 242.
  9. ^ "Lighting A Revolution: 19th Century Promotion". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 23 July 2013.