The Secret Language of Ships

Approaching the container ship in San Francisco Bay, the tugboat looks like a pit bull puppy chasing an eighteen-wheeler. When the vessels are an arm’s length apart, the ship’s mate throws down a line. Now leashed to the ship, the tug can push and pull it around the bay. Big ships can’t easily slow down or maneuver by…

The Eagle Premier may be one of the most under-appreciated cars of all time. It was engineered by Renault in France, designed by Guigiaro in Italy, its V6 was developed with help from Volvo in Sweden, and assembly took place in Bramalea, Ontario. For 1988, it was actually a fairly advanced car in some ways, but…

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