Welcome to Knotical Novelties, where our passion is the art of Marlin-Spiking and items of home decor made with it.  Feel free to peruse every facet of this site, which includes:

Plunder (coming soon) - Our online shop that includes all of the products we have made by hand using natural rope, synthetic rope, and leather.  An example of the products we will be offering are shown below.

Nautical History and News - Where we share accounts and stories from throughout nautical history, as well as news from the sailing and Marlin-Spiking world.  We also have a feature that will be growing over time, a map showing the locations of known, or last known, locations of famous sailing vessels from throughout nautical history.

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Commodore Isaac Hull

Isaac Hull, a Commodore in the United States Navy, first began his career as a Lieutenant in 1798. A special accomplishment of note is that the same ship he was originally commissioned as a Lieutenant he later commanded as a Captain, the USS Constitution.

USS Constitution vs HMS GuerriereWhile Captain of the Constitution he received distinction when engaged the British frigate HMS Guerriere and pounded her to a wreck. During this famous battle he spoke the famous words, "Now boys, pour it into them!"

This encounter put the United States Navy on the map of the worlds most powerful navies.

This was just one aspect to a distinguished career. During his career he was also the Captain of the Chesapeake and the President. After having commanded these significant ships he was also the commander of the Portsmouth Navy Yard at Kittery, Maine for the latter part of The War of 1812; on the Board of Navy Commissioners; the head of the Boston Navy Yard; commanded the Pacific Squadron operating out of South America aboard the USS United States; the Commandant of the Washington Navy Yard; and Commander of the Mediterranean Squadron.

Due to ill health he lived the remaining two years of his life on leave, and finally passed away at the age of 69 in Philadelphia.

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