Beware! It's Friday the 13th! To observe the occasion, I'm noting that this unlucky day is also the U.S. Navy's birthday, so I'm featuring naval and maritime superstitions. I begin with Nautical Superstitions Maritime Myths.
A Sea Worthy list of Maritime Superstitions.Yes, number five is Friday the 13th and it does reference the U.S. Navy.
This ad from Look Insurance -- 7 Superstitions On The 7 Seas -- features a different set of superstitions.
Ahoy sailors! Check out our latest animation video which shows the 7 most common sailing superstitions amongst seafarers!That's a really well-animated video of the list, but it doesn't explain why any of them exist. For that, watch Tour Guide Talk: Naval Superstitions from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
Join Intrepid Museum Tour Guide Matt Harris as he shares some of the history behind certain naval myths and superstitions. Why are bananas bad luck on ships? Why are cats good luck? Watch to learn more!Yes, those explanations for why bananas are bad luck and cats are good luck make sense. Not all superstitions are arbitrary or silly, so I'll remember no bananas on board!