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SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS The Long Island Nautical Festiva l was lau nched last summ er by Lui s Bejarano, fo rm er professor at the US Merchant Marine Academy, lo crea te a summ er- lo ng experience with ma ritim e hi story. Even with ser io us fu nding problems the fest iva l succeeded in bringing th e we ll known brig Unicorn to 18 Long Isla nd ports to be seen by over 100,000 Long Isla nders. Bejarano hopes to brin g Unicorn back again next summer, and to mak e the festival into a year-round educationa l experience. Long Isla nd Nautical Festival, 882 Mid Island Pla za, Hi cksvi ll e NY 1880 1. The Suffolk Marine Museum , of Long Island, opened "Arts a nd Treasures o f th e Sail o r, " the first ex hibi t in the renovated North Ex hibit Ha ll , last September 29. The new ex hibit , a co ll ection of folk ar t done by sailors and treasures co llected o n voyages, in cludes sc rim shaw, tools , paintings, a nd C hina , and wi ll con tinue through Septembe r 1979. Su ffolk Marine Mu seum, Montauk Hi ghway, Wes t Sayvi lle, NY 11796. The American Merchant Mariner's Memorial , a proposed monument to "those mercha nt mariners who lost th eir li ves o n o ur ocea n frontiers, in peaceful commerce a nd in wars aga in st foreign foes, in defense of th e freedo ms th e nation now enj oys," has been designed by J .J. Henry Nava l Architects for location in Battery Park City just below the World Trade Towers in New York C it y. The memorial is to be completed through publ ic support a nd contributions of services a nd materials. American Merchant Mariner's Memorial , PO Box 629, C hurch St. S ta ti on, New York NY 10008. The Oceanic Society and Historic Ga rdner 's Basin have bought the former Enchantress

a nd renamed her Young America to run a sail training program for you ng people ages 15-22 . The brigantine will sai l three training cru ises thi s summer , Jun e 9- 14 from Baltimore to No rfolk , June 16-22 from Norfolk to Baltimore, a nd June 23 from Baltim ore to

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Phi ladelphi a. Tuition for th ese crui ses is $275, o r $250 fo r groups of ten or more, with 28 maxim u m . A small -boat sa ilin g program is a lso planned to sail from Gardner 's Basin in Alpha class sloops, througho ut th e summ er. Ages 13- 18 a re eli gibl e a nd tuiti o n is $ 150 for 5 days of classes in ma rlin spike seamans hi p, pi lo tin g and sma ll-boa t sa iling. The Oceanic Soc iety, Hi storic Ga rdner's Basin , Atlantic City NJ 08401. The Philadelphia Maritime Museum opened a new ex hibit last November of the pai ntin gs of George R. Bonfield, a Philadelphia marine ar ti st o f th e 19th century (1 805- 1898). The exhibit of 31 o il s is the on ly show in g of hi s work in the ce ntury. The pa in tin gs were assembl ed from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Frank lin D. Roosevelt Library, Bosto n Museum of Fine Art s, and th e museum' s ow n fine mar in e art co ll ect io n. There a re a lso work s from pr ivate co llecti o ns never show n in pub li c before. The Bo nfi eld exhib it will remain open th rough Apri l 1979 . T he Philadelphia Ma ritime Museum , 32 1 Chestn ut St. Philadelphia PA 19 106. The Museum' s 96-year o ld barkentine Gaze/a Primeiro is spe ndin g her third wint er dock side in Portla nd, Maine, undergo in g ma int enance and res tora ti o n. The ship made a five-day passage from Philade lphia a t the end o f September, with a few ex tra embelli shments for filmin g of "The G hosts o f Ca pe H o rn, " a movie co-spo nsored by th e National Society . As of December, th e vessel' s top ha mper had been se nt down for in spect io n a nd ma intenan ce, a nd 1epa irs had been co mpleted to a sect ion of timbers, planks, a nd bulwark s on the starboard side. The wint er schedule includes shapin g some new spars, rebuilding the pilot house, installing a new generator, a nd rebuilding th e main hatch . Work will be carr ied o ut by the ship' s fulltim e crew of th ree . New lega l interpreta ti o ns prohibit the Gaze/a fro m actin g as a tra inin g shi p in 1979, but she will be crui sing th e eas t coas t in Jun e as a li ving mu seum , before returning to her berth in Philadelphia. Port s interested in having the Gaze/a pay a courtesy ca ll this summ er sho uld get in touch with Capt. Paul DeOrsa y, Gaze/a, cl o Gowen, PO Box 3542, Portl a nd , ME 04104. State of Pennsy lvan ia, 55-year o ld Delawa re River excursion steamboat , agro und in th e C hristina Ri ver sin ce 1970, was un animous ly recommended for t he National Regi ster o f Hi storic Places a t a December 15 meet in g of th e Delaware State Rev iew Boa rd for Hi storic Preservation. She is o ne of four surviving passenger steamboats built a t Wilmin gton. The ot hers: Peter Stuyvesant, sunk in Bosto n, Moun/ Vernon a t Piney Po int , Maryland , Duchess, laid up in the Brook lyn Navy Ya rd . "W hile there is much to be done if we are to restore this great steam boa t for future generations," writes Ri cha rd V . Elli ott, Chairman Pro-Tern, Committ ee to Save the State ¡of Penn sy lva nia, "progress to d ate brings hope. The Nat ional Soc iety's letter of support was read a t the public hearing a nd undoubtedly helped her cause ." Com mitt ee, 71 Centra l Avenue, Demarest NJ 07627 .

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