Sea History 003 - July 1975

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From the Past ...

-Hulk LASIRENA at Puerto Chile around 1950. She was formerly the full-rigged ship ALLERTON built at Southampton, England in 1884. LA SIRENA was scrapped near Talcahuano, Chile in the late 1950's. Kurt Grassau

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-Seagoing tourboat CATAWISSA: one of a numerous series built by the Reading Company to tow long strings of coal barges from · the Delaware Bay to New England ports. Built at Wilmington, Delaware in 1897, she is still in use as a steam tank cleaning plant at New York. Mariners Museum 33