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No . 29

SEA HISTORY OFFICIAL JOURNAL OF THE WORLD SHIP TRUST

SEA HISTORY is the journal of the Natio nal Maritime Historical Society , an educationa l, tax-exempt membership organization devoted to furthering the understanding o f our maritime heritage . Copyright '° 1983 by the Nationa l Maritime Historical Society . OFFICE: 132 Maple St. , Croton-on-Hudson , NY 10520. Telephone: 914 271 -2177 . MEMBERSHIP is invited: Sponsor $1 ,000; Donor $500 ; Patron $100; Family $30; Regular $20; Student or Retired $ 10. OVERSEAS: Outside North America , add $5 or subscribe via World Ship Trust. 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: F. Briggs Dalzell ; Vice Chairmen: Thomas Hale, Barbara Johnson ; Presidem: Peter Stanford ; Secretary: Alan G . Choate; Treasurer: A .T . Pouch , Jr. ; 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 , A . T. Pouch , Jr., Richard Rath , John H. Reilly , Jr. , Kenneth D. Reynard , Walter F. Schlech , Jr ., Howard Slotnick, Peter Stanford , John N . Thurman , Alen York . Chairmen Emeritii : Walter F . Schlech , Jr ., John M. Will , Karl Kortum . Presidenl 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 , Fred Klebingat , John Kemble , Conrad Milster, William G . Muller , John Noble, Capt. David E. Perkins, USCG (ret.), Nancy Richardson , Ralph L. Snow , John Stobart, Albert Swanson , Shannon Wall , Robert A. Weinstein , Thomas Wells , AICH , Charles Wittholz. Curator-at-Large : Peter Throckmorton. WORLD SHIP TRUST : Chairman : Frank G. G . Carr; Vi ce President: Sir Peter Scott ; Hon. Secretary: J. A. Forsythe; Hon . Treasurer: Ri chard Lee; Erik C. Abranson ; Maldwin Drummond ; Peter Stanford . Membership: £ 10 payable WST , c/o Hon. Sec. , l 29a North Street, Burwell , Cambs. CBS OBB , England. Reg . Charity No . 277751 . AMERICAN SHIP TRUST: International Chairman: Frank Carr; Chairman : Peter Stanford ; Geo rge Bass; Norman Brouwer; Karl Kortum ; George Nichols; Richard Rath ; Charles Lundgren; Senior Advisor: Irving M . Johnson. SEA HISTORY STAFF: Editor: Peter Stanford ; Managing Editor: Norma Stanfo rd ; Associate Editor: Norman J . Brouwer; Accounting: Maureen Conti ; Membership : Heidi Tepper ; Corresponding Secretary: Marie Lore.

ISSN 01 46·93 12

AUTUMN 1983

CONTENTS 2 EDITOR ' S LOG LETTERS 6 THE BATTLE WON BY CIVILIANS , Edward L. Hayden 11 THE JOHN W . BROWN 13 ALLEN RUPLEY , J . Peter Grace 14 THE NAVIGATORS , Sanford H . Low 17 TREASURE OF SNUG HARBOR 18 JACK 'S LAST PORT, Mel Hardin 21 JOHN NOBLE, Peter Stanford 22 AND THEN THERE WERE NONE , Thomas Wells 24 SAIL TRAINING: DAY'S RUN, Report of the American Sail Training Association 29 THE WOODEN SHIP ERA AT MANITOWOC , David L. Pamperin 30 SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS 32 COLLECTORS ' CORNER: THE BARBARA JOHNSON WHALING COLLECTION 34 MARINE ART: JAN RYNINK, Alex. A. Hurst 38 MARINE ART NEWS 41 MODELMAKERS' CORNER: LLOYD McCAFFERY, Mary R . Maynard 43 BOOKS 46 OLD GAFFERS LIVE FOREVER, Robert Simper COVER: The bowpiece of the late 19th century armored cruiser N ew York shines with martial spirit and native pride, as rescued and installed in the growing maritime center at Snug Harbor, Staten Island , in New York. Photo, John Skelson.

The National Maritime Historical Society is saving America's seafaring heritage. Join us. We bring to li fe Ame rica ' s seafa ring past throu gh resea rch, archaeo log ical expediti ons and ship preservati on efforts. We work with museums, hi storians and sail tra ining groups and report on these activities in our quarterly journal Sea History. We are also the Ame rica n arm of the Wo rld Ship Trust, an internatio nal group wo rking worldwide to help save ships of histori c impo rtance.

Wo n' t you join us to keep a li ve our nation's seafaring legacy? Membership in the Soc iety costs only $20 a year. You' ll rece ive Sea History, a fasc in ati ng magaz ine fill ed with arti cles of seafa ring and hi sto rica l lore. You' ll also be elig ibl e fo r di scount s on books, prints and other items.H elp save our seafa ring heritage. Join the National Maritime Histori cal Society today'

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Sea History 029 - Autumn 1983  

6 THE BATTLE WON BY CIVILIANS, Edward L. Hayden • 11 THE JOHN W. BROWN • 13 ALLEN RUPLEY, J. Peter Grace • 14 THE NAVIGATORS, Sanford H. Lo...

Sea History 029 - Autumn 1983  

6 THE BATTLE WON BY CIVILIANS, Edward L. Hayden • 11 THE JOHN W. BROWN • 13 ALLEN RUPLEY, J. Peter Grace • 14 THE NAVIGATORS, Sanford H. Lo...

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