Sea History 022 - Autumn 1981

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SHIP NOTES, ing which she will go on exhibition at the University. The flat-bottomed schooner, loaded with bricks, was found by archaeologist Alan Albright, raised in 1976 and placed in a nearby farm pond to prevent deterioration. Institute of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC 29208. During the Civil War, Gunboat Societies grew across the South to finance the building of Confederate warships. The ironclad Georgia, built with $145,408 donated by the Ladies Gunboat Association of Georgia, was also known as ''the Georgia Ladies' Ironclad Battery." Never engaged in battle, she guarded the seaward approach to Savannah, until she scuttled in 1864. Last year the dredge St. Louis, working for the Army Engineers, came on her remains. Part of her casement, munitions and hardware have been found a nd are now under study. Dr. Evan Garrison, C ultural Resources Lab, Texas A&M, FE Box 49, College Station TX 77843.


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Maritime Humanities Center's annual Festival of the Sea was one of the focal events of San Francisco Bay Maritime Heritage Week, September 6-12, proclaimed by Mayor Diane Feinstein. Events ranged from a gathering of square rigger sailors to traditional songs of fishermen and sailors from China, Mexico, Italy. There were panel discussions on west coast shipping, the cannery experience, immigration and folklore and visits aboard the National Maritime Museum's historic vessels. Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, programs such as shanty singing with invited audience participation took place aboard the 3-masted I 895 schooner C .A. Thayer-the last commercial sailing ship operating on the Pacific Coast, and the paddle ferry Eureka, both at the Hyde St. Pier. Demonstrations of sailmaking, boatbuilding, and ropework were part of the festivities as well . Center, Ft. Mason Fdtn., Laguna and Marina Blvd., San Francisco CA 94123. Friends of Alma and Historic Ships gathered together for the prem ier of "Alma," an exhilerating historic documentary film produced by Doug Dickinson for the National Park Service. Alma, a scow schooner built for San Francisco Bay service is presently being restored at the Hyde St. Pier. New masts have arrived and will be stepped later in the season . Friends, Hyde St. Pier, 2905 Hyde St., San Francisco CA 94109. When the Coast Guard decided to automate the East Brother Light Station in Port Richmond, north of Oakland, a group of Bay area preservationists organized to help maintain the 19th century Victorian lighthouse. The Station, still a functional lighthouse, is now also an inn , which helps finance its upkeep . Day and overnight visitors can read up on the island's history, watch birds and harbor traffic . Pat Jackson, East Brothers Light Station, Port Richmond CA.


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