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SPRING 2018

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The National Coast Guard Museum Association joins NMHS for the 2018 gala, honoring three indiuiduals whose work has tahen them to the top of their feld while making lasting

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czntlibutions to maritime heritage and marine conserurttion projects. Paintings by more than a dozen of todals to? marine artists will be on displayfor a one-night special exhibition and sale at the dinner at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. Procee* fom art ?urchases beneft the National Maritime Historical Society and the National Coast Guard Museum Association.

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RediscoveringUSS Wardb Namesake: James Harmon'Ward, USN byJames H. Bruns In December Paul Allen announced that his expedition had located U.SS \flard, the d.estroyr that fred the frst shot in anger of Pearl Harbor in World War IL And who uas the ship's narnesake? James Harmon Ward was one of the US Nary's new breed of vhokrly sailors; at the outset of the Ciuil\Yar, he proposed to the new Lincoln administration a'flyingf.otilla" of small shallow-drafi

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guard the Potomac and protect the nationls capital.

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Salaage Cbief (ex-LSM-38O), by Jim Mockford LSM-380 wds one of 558 landing craji of her class built between 1944 and 1945 as part of the US Nau/s push to preparefor the inuasion ofJapan. Afier the war, she was purchased and conuertedfor saluage work. M/VSalvage Chief went on to rescue, recluer, and saluage uessels along the West Coast with consistency and sometimes dramatic success. Nozu she is embarking on A neu career; tlte ship has been purchased by a non-proft group that plans t0 mahe her operationalfor local disaster res?onse readiness and as an educational and training ship. Salute to

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Diving into the $freck of Vicar of Bray, by James P Delgado, Deborah Marx, Matthew Lawrence, and Amy Borgens Tlte remains of a Gold. Rush-era wooden square riger lie in a remote ship's graueyard at the

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bottom of the world. Lastyear, a team of archaeologists uisited theYicar of Bray in the Falhland in this cold and isolated marine enuirrnment dnd what its future might hold.

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A Look at Nautical Jargon, by Dick Elam Author and retired journalism professor Dick Elam conjionted. the high\ s?ectfc language of seafaring when he was writing his frst nouel. He shares his lessons learned, seasoned with a little sah and humor. Say Again?

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