By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson) 

LOVELAND, OH (June 8, 2022) – In Issue 2022-103 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we take the day to celebrate the sea.


On June 8th, people around the world celebrate the one thing that connects us all – the ocean.  Even though there are different names in different locations, it really is one big body of water on our planet.

The ocean covers over 70 % of the earth’s surface.  It contains about 94% of the world’s wildlife.

The world’s largest mountain range – the Mid-Oceanic Ridge – is found underwater and is over 40,000 miles long.

Only about 5% of the ocean’s floor has been mapped, leaving lots of undersea exploration still to be done.

It’s not too late to plan a beach vacation and have your own Ocean Day celebration.

This Teesdale map of world with its blue ocean(s) is from 1831.

World map w/Oceans – 1831 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.