Sea History 023 - Winter 1981-1982

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Sloop Project, PO Box 283 , Michigan City IN 46360; Clearwater, 112 Market St., Poughkeepsie NY 12601. The maiden voyage of sloop Welcome took place in July as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the founding of i\:{ackinac Island. Her construction took place as an ex-


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hibit at Ft. Mackinac and was funded from admission fees of that fort and Ft. MichiliMackinac-both administered by the Mackinac Island State Park Commission. The original Welcome was built at Ft. MichiliMackinac in 1775 as a private trading vessel sailing between that port on Lake Michigan and Detroit. The British government bought the vessel during the American Revolution and used her as a supply and transport vessel. She went down in 1891. Welcomeisnowdockedin Mackinac City and is open to the public from June through Labor Day. Commission, Mackinac Island Ml 49757 .

TRADITIONAL LAUNCHES Stern and Paddlewheelers, Tugs, Cruisers, Custom Design, Restorations The double-ended sidewheel ferry G.A. Boeckling, built in 1909 to ferry excursionists from downtown Sandusky, on Lake Erie, to nearby Cedar Point amusement park, is the object of a drive to see her returned to the Sandusky waterfront and opened to the public as a maritime museum . Since 1952, the 156' double-decked steamer has been used as a floating warehouse in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. It is hoped to see her return to Sandusky on the 30th anniversary of her departure, July IO, 1982. Friends of the Boeckling, PO 736, 111 E. Shoreline Drive, Sandusky OH 44870.

STEAM, ELECTRIC, GAS, DIESEL Glass, Wood Epoxy, Aluminum, Steel Teak, Mahogany, Cedars Bare hulls from $1,300 . Complete launches, quality finished, from $6,995. Please enclose $2 for literature and photos:

CLASSIC YACHTS DIVISION Rhode Island Marine Services, Inc. P.O. Box 209, Wakefield, RI 02880 26

"Viking World," an exhibit of 500 objects and artifacts ranging from 400 to 1100 AD (pre-Viking and Viking era) is on view at the Museum of Science and Industry, February 25-April 9. The Museum has expanded the exhibit, originally displayed at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, Sweden, which highlights the technology of the Vikings. Included are a ship model display showing the development of traditional shipbuilding and a full scale model cross-section of the 900 AD Gokstad warship. (The original vessel was found in Norway and is on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. A replica,


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