Sea History 018 - Autumn 1980

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SEA HISTORY No. 18

OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE WORLD SHIP TRUST

SEA HISTORY is the journal of the National Maritime Historical Society, an educational, tax-exempt membership organization devoted to furthering the understanding of our maritime heritage. Copyright © 1980 by the National Maritime Historical Society.

8 ABOARD THE EAGLE, William E . Burgess, Jr.

10 LETTERS

MEMBERSHIP is invited and should be sent to the Brooklyn office: Sponsor, $1,000; Patron, $100; Family, $20; Regular , $15; Student or Retired, $7 .50.

14 EDITOR'S LOG

OFFICERS & TRUSTEES are Chairman: Karl Kortum; Vice Chairman: F. Briggs Dalzell; President: Peter Stanford; Secretary: Alan G. Choate; Trustees: Norman J. Brouwer, John Bunker, Alan G. Choate, F. Briggs Dalzell, Harold D. Huycke, Barbara Johnson , James F. Kirk, Karl Kortum , Edward J. Pierson, Kenneth D. Reynard, Walter F. Schlech, Jr., Howard Slotnick, Peter Stanford, John N. Thurman, Barclay H. Warburton IJI, John M. Will, Alen York . President Emeritus: Alan D. Hutchinson . ADVISORS: Chairman: Frank 0. Braynard; Oswald L. Brett, George Campbell, Robert Carl, Frank G . G. Carr, Harry Dring, Joseph L. Farr, Timothy G . Foote, Richard GooldAdams, Robert G. Herbert, Melvin H . Jackson, R. C. Jefferson, Irving M. Johnson, John Kemble, Clifford Lord, Conrad Milster, William G. Muller, John Noble, Capt. David E. Perkins, USCG (ret.), Ralph L. Snow, John Stobart, Albert Swanson, Peter Throckmorton, Curator-at-Large, Alan Villiers, Shannon Wall, Robert A. Weinstein, Thomas Wells, AICH, Charles Wittholz. SHIP TRUST COMMITTEE: International Chairman, Frank Carr; Chairman, Peter Stanford; George Bass; Norman Brouwer; Karl Kortum; Richard Rath ; Barclay H. Warburton, IJI; Senior Advisor, Irving M. Johnson. SEA HISTORY STAFF: Editor, Peter Stanford; Managing Editor, Norma Stanford; Associate Editors, Norman J . Brouwer, Francis J . Duffy, Michael Gillen, Ray Heitzmann, Ted Miles, Naomi Person, Albert Swanson; Advertising & Circulation Director, Charles E.A. Mu ldaur; Accounting, Jo Meisner; Membership, Marie Lore.

SHIP TRUST: AN INTERIM REPORT 15 DAY'S RUN: REPORT ON TALL SHIPS 1980 BY THE AMERICAN SAIL TRAINING ASSOCIAlJON

20 SAIL TRAINING: WILDLIFE & WINDJAMMERS, Naomi Person NO MORE FREE RIDES, Peter Vanadia 24 STORMIE SEAS, Peter Throckmorton

26 CORONET, Timothy Murray 32 A SEAMAN REMEMBERS SHANGHAI, K. E. Hillmar 36 HARRY LUNDEBERG, Karl Kortum

41 COLD SPRING HARBOR WHALING, Robert D . Farwell 42 SHIP NOTES

45 TRADE WINDS, Michael Gillen 48 BOOKS 57 ART: A CAPE HORN ODYSSEY, Thomas Wells , AICH

The National Maritime Historical Society is saving America's seafaring heritage. Join us. We are making America's seafaring past a our nation' s seafaring legacy? living heritage. The National Maritime Membership in the National Maritime Historical Society discovers and Historical Society costs only $15 a year. You'll receive Sea History , restores the few remaining ships C"A HlS~ORY and seagoing artifacts-a nd helps L a fascinating magazine filled keep them in trust for future with articles of seafaring and generations. historical lore. You 'II also be And the Society helps get eligible for discounts on books, young people to sea to keep ali ve prints and other items. the spirit of adventure, the disciHelp save our seafaring pline and sk ills it took to sail the heritage. Join the National magnificent vessels from our past. Maritime Historical Society Won't you join us to keep alive today! s"

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YES COVER: Thomas Wells went to sea at age 19 to learn to paint what he loved-ships and the sea. At 21 he shipped aboard Passat for a passage round the Horn. See his story and his art, page 57 . Cover painting, the Pamir by Thomas Wells, AICH .

FALL 1980

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