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MUSEUM NEWS had served in the Portuguese cod fishing fleet in the North Atlantic. Earlier this fall, Nick Benton' s rigging gang from Wilmington, Delaware began restoration work on her rigging. The Corporation hopes to get her in sailing condition so that she may participate in the Tall Ships celebrations in Philadelphia in 1982. While restoration continues, Gaze/a is open to the public with educational exhibits aboard. Other vessels at the Landing are Admiral Dewey's flagship, the 1898 cruiser USS Oly mpia, the submarine Becuna, and the lightship Barnegat. Penn's Landing, Delaware Ave. and Spruce, Philadelphia PA 19106. "War on the Patuxent: 1814," a new exhibit at the Calvert Maritime Museum, focuses on the Chesapeake Flotilla's unsuccessful attempt to protect the Bay from the British during the War of 1812. Sixteen vessels sank in the River at a site which had been partially excavated in 1979 and 1980 by the Museum and Nautical Archaeology Association , with funds from the Dept. of Interior. Divers have investigated 1/3 of the site and uncovered a vessel (48 '7 " LOA, 16 ' beam, 3 ' draft) and nautical artifacts. The Museum also was the recipient of the 1980 Chapman Award to be used toward the building of the .Patuxent Small Craft Guild's next project-a double-ended crab skiff. Museum, PO Box 97, Solomon's Island MD 20688. Maryland boatbuilder Richard Saunders is building a Chesapeake Bay pungy along the lines of the 1858 Mary & Ellen, which he then

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