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distinctive whistle; then they built the damn bridge and junked the Governor Carr, sic transit gloria mundi. P.R. J. REYNOLDS Cold Spring Harbor, New York In Search of Whaleships, Clippers . .. I have just returned from Chile. A friend and I went to Concepcion and Telpahuana searching for the remains of the whaleship James Arnold, but to no avail. Could you help us find her? Also, further down the Chilean coast, and in Tierra de! Fuego, are there any hulks of whaleships or clipper ships? Or, in the Falkland Islands? JOSEPHPIVA

Moby Dick Marine Specialties New Beford, Massachusetts NMHS Trustee Norman Brouwer, who is Curator of Ships at South Street Seaport Museum, responds: "On four trips to the area of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands between 1969 and 1981, I have seen and photographed the remains of 23 deep water sailing ships. Only two ofthese vessels can be properly termed "clipper ships": the American Snow Squall in the Falklands, and ihe British Ambassador in the Straits of Magellan. The South Street magazine Seaport has run articles on both ships. "My most recent information on the James Arnold is that she was serving as a barge in Talcahuano in the 1930s. I have seen wooden barges anchored in that harbor, but none that appeared to be a cutdown whaler. Aside from the Charles W. Morgan at Mystic Seaport Museum, the only surviving whaling ship I am familiar with is Othello, built at Fairhaven, Massachusetts in the 1850s. Only her lower hull remains, sunk at the old whaling station at Stewart Island, off the southern tip of New Zealand. " For a complete accounting see Mr. Brouwer's "Historic Ships in South American Waters," SH 13:38-42. Xerox copies are available for $1. -ED. .t

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Sea History 021 - Summer 1981  

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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...