The Confederates handed the Union a key victory on the “Cotton Front” before a shot was even fired in the American Civil War. However, without the agility of the Greek cotton merchants, the alternative supplies may not have been...
Rising from Hydra’s pier, there is a stately mansion housing the world’s oldest continuously operating merchant marine academy.
The wooden ship tradition did not die out at Hydra. The Hydriots and other Greek islanders continued to hew large and small caiques as before