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SEA HISTORY 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 © 198 1 by the National Maritime Historical Society. OFFICE: 2 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11201. Telephone: 212-858-1348. 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. CONTRIBUTIONS may be made for any recognized project. Make out checks "NMHSShip Trust," indicating on the check the project to which you wish support to be directed. 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, Thomas Hale, Harold D. Huycke, Barbara Johnson, James F. Kirk, Karl Kortum, Robert J . Lowen, Edward J. Pierson, Richard Rath, Kenneth D. Reynard, Walter F. Schlech, Jr., Howard Slotnick, Peter Stanford, John N. Thurman, Barclay H. Warburton III, Alen York. President Emeritus: Alan D. Hutchinson. ADVISORS: Chairman: Frank 0. Braynard; Francis E. Bowker, Oswald L. Brett, George Campbell, Robert Carl, Frank G. G. Carr, Harry Dring, John Ewald, Joseph L. Farr, Timothy G . Foote, Richard Goold-Adams, Robert G. Herbert, Melvin H . Jackson, R. C. Jefferson, Irving M. Johnson, John Kemble, Conrad Milster, Wi ll iam G. Muller, John Noble, Capt. David E. Perkins, USCG (ret.), Nancy Richardson, Ralph L. Snow, John Stobart, Albert Swanson, Peter Throckmorton, Curator-at-Large, Alan Vi ll iers, 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; Peter W. Rogers; Barclay H. Warburton, lll; Senior Advisor, Irving M. Johnson. SEA HISTORY STAFF: Editor, Peter Stanford; Managing Editor, Norma Stanford; Associate Editors, Norman J. Brouwer, Naomi Person; Accounting, Jo Meisner; Membership, Marie Lore.

COVER: The Cape Horn sailing ship Wavertree stirs, trembles and begins to move out of her berth at South Street Seaport Museum in the lee of Lower Manhattan's skyscrapers . The Patrice McAllister nudges the proud old ship into motion, bound this soft May evening for rejuvenation at Bethlehem Steel's yard in Hoboken. See Editor's Log, page 10. Photo by John Watson.

ISSN 0146-9312

SUMMER 1981

CONTENTS 2 LETTERS 7 WE COULD DO NO LESS: JOHN M. WILL REMEMBERED 10 EDITOR'S LOG 12 TOWING IN TIME WITH McALLISTER, Oswald L. Brett 18 A MATTER OF RESTORATION: THE CHINA CABIN, Philip L. Molten & Robert G. Herbert, Jr. 24 THE WAWONA IS WAITING, Capt. Harold Huycke 29 SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS 36 MARINE ART: CONTEMPORARY MARINE ART AT THE PEABODY MUSEUM, John S. Carter 42 SAIL TRAINING: DAY'S RUN, Report of the American Sail Training Association 45 BOOKS

The National Maritime Historical Society is saving America's seafaring heritage. Join us. We are making America's seafaring past a living heritage. The National Maritime Historical Society discovers and restores the few remaining ships and seagoing artifacts-and helps keep them in trust for future generations. And the Society helps get young people to sea to keep alive the spirit of adventure, the discipline and skills it took to sail the magnificent vessels from our past. Won't you join us to keep alive

our nation's seafaring legacy? Membership in the National Maritime Historical Society costs only $15 a year. You' ll receive Sea History, a fasc inating magazine fi lled with articles of seafaring and historical lore. You' ll also be eligible for discounts on books, prints and other items. Help save our seafaring heritage. Join the National Maritime Historical Society today!

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Sea History 021 - Summer 1981  

7 WE COULD DO NO LESS: JOHN M. WILL REMEMBERED • 12 TOWING IN TIME WITH McALLISTER, Oswald L. Brett • 18 A MATTER OF RESTORATION: THE CHINA...

Sea History 021 - Summer 1981  

7 WE COULD DO NO LESS: JOHN M. WILL REMEMBERED • 12 TOWING IN TIME WITH McALLISTER, Oswald L. Brett • 18 A MATTER OF RESTORATION: THE CHINA...

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