Sea History 019 - Winter 1980-1981

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SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT SHIP MODELS We have on hand a huge selection of over 200 ship models and half-hulls. These nautical items are either antique or the work of some of the finest craftsmen in the United States. If you wish to obtain a particular ship model or type, please write and let us know. We also custom build, lease, restore and appraise ship models.

LANNAN NAUTIQUES 2 Edgemere Road, Quincy, Mass. 02169 Tel: 617-471-6849


AS WE SEE IT Great Liners of The Past Are you interested in great liners suc h as the TITANIC , OLYMPIC , BRITANNIC , LUSITANIA , MAURETANIA, AQUITANIA, QUEEN MARY, and the QUEEN ELIZABETH I? If so , you may be interested in joining the TITANIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY, IN C. This society, founded in 1963, covers these liners plus much more about the White Star Line and Cunard White Star Ltd. steamship companies and their ships. Pub lishes a fine JOURNAL four times a year, profusely illu st rated. Fo r a sample copy of our journal - send $3.00 by check or money order. Write for FREE membership information.

The owners of the celebrated schooner Harvey Gamage announce the offering of shares in the construction of a new threemasted schooner, trading West Indies and East Coast US. For information apply:

DIRIGO VOYAGES 39 Waterside Lane Clinton, Connecticut 06413



VICTORY CHIMES Largest Passenger Windjammer Under The U.S. Flag Sails weekl y from Rockl and, Maine. Coast Guard inspected. We invite comparison.

For FREE color brochure ca ll 207-596-6060 or write: Capt. Frederick B. Guild Box 368, Rockland, Maine, 04841

Calvert Marine Museum, ten years old this year, has announced a master plan for future development. The plan centers on a new boat basin providing space for museum small craft and for waterborne visitors. A new di splay building will house exhibits on the marine life and maritime history of the Patuxent River region. An editorial in the Museum's excellent newsletter Bugeye Times notes that "everyone involved must strive hard to maintain the quality and ambience developed over the past ten years." Museum, PO 97, Solomons MD 20688 . Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum opened the Bay Craft exhibit in the new Chesapeake Bay Building this summer, and will open a third section to coincide with the 10th Waterfowl Festival held in mid-November. The 15-year old Museum is clearly succeeding in its mission of integrating maritime hi story into the continuities of Bay life. A newspaper reporter recently noted : "Visitors enter a dock filled with the sights of the early 1800s. Cannons greet visitors through the gun ports of the Lynx, a Baltimore-built schooner, and a factor's office is filled with authentic goods of the time ... The Chesapeake Bay Mari time Museum is a treat no matter what your age." Museum, St. Michaels MD 21663. The Mariners Museum is celebrating its 50th year. In this period the Museum has become a major research resource to other maritime museums, as well as a center for collection and exhibition. An expansion of the library/research center has been announced, to add new space and a new entrance to the library. Museum, Newport News VA 23606.

GULF COAST The 3-masted barkentine Marcel B. Surdo, built in Serriovecchio, Italy between 1895 and 1900, is to be restored as a museum ship in Tampa, Florida. Still wearing her movie-ship disguise as the Bon Homme Richard, the old hull was towed into Tampa in July. There a group led by Tom Curtis plan to restore her to her historic condition as part of a new Tampa Bay Maritime Museum.

The Thames Spritsail Barge 'REMINDER' Sails the waters of the Thames estuary and the East Coast of England providing exciting sailing holidays. Built in 1929 Reminder has been skillfull y co nverted for holi day cru ising whi lst maintaining her tr aditional character. One week fully inclusive cruises starting and fini shing at ou r Malden base from ÂŁ100 per berth. If you are thinking of visiting Britain in 1981 write for advance derails of ou r historic cra ft holid ays. Free cruise brochure from: Capt. Roser Beckett

ANGLIAN YACHT SERVICES LTD. 28Spital Road, Maldon, Essex CM96EB United Kingdom


Restoraton of the bark Elissa (SH 15) is continuing at Todd Shipyard in Galveston . The work includes repairs to her bulwarks, deck beams and hatches. New steel is also going into the poop and cargo hold . This part of the job is expected to be completed in the early part of December. New rigging is being laid up by a rigging gang under Steve Hyman. Elissa Project PO Drawer 539, Galveston TX 77553.


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