SHIP NafES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS j
The44ft gaff topsai l schooner Gallant, designed by the late Pete Cu ll er, has been acquired by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. She' ll be used in sail training beginning next summer, add ing an activist educational element to thi s museum's varied a nd ex panding programs. She is the gift of Pennsylvania State Senator Richard A . Tilghman. Museum , St. Michaels MD 21663. "Another g reat one gone," notes our Boston correspondent Captai n Al Swanson of the passing of the master hi storian of the Gloucester fi shing fleet , Gordon W. T hom as. Authorofthe book Fast and Able, Thomas was a widely recogniz.ed authority in hi s field , and a marine park in G loucester was named in his honor after his death in September at age 76. Son of a shipbuilding fam ily, Thomas was forb idden to go to sea a nd ran fish markets instead. He was at sea at age 70 in the schooner Adventure, built by his futher, and schooner's skipper Jim Sharp recalls: " We had wind that day. It was the first time Gordon had been at the wheel of a saili ng vessel since the tria ls of the schooner Puritan [in the 1930s] ... . His eyes were shining. Even in the rain , he stayed at the wheel about three hours." The 1985 National Marine Education Association annual conference will be he ld at The Col lege of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia o n July 28- August 3. Conference coordinatio n is prov ided by the Virginia Sea Grant Program at VIMS, CoLlegeofWi lliam and Mary, and the Mid-Atlantic Marine Education Association. Coll ege, Gloucester Point VA 23062.
Th e Edmonds, Washington water/ront about 1910, when theciry dock , shingle mills, a lumber yard and a box factory dominared rhe scene, is rh e subjecr of a new diorama ar the Edmonds Hisrorical Museum. Th e exhibir includes a working model shingle mill builr ro !4 in scale, wirh saws rhar buzz, a mill whisrle rhar blows and shingle machines operared by tiny ca rved figures. In rh e engine room rhe boilerisfired up and rhe sream engine runs-all acrivared by a ren cent coin drop ! The proj ecr, conceived and designed by Douglas Egan , museum maritime curaror, was funded by a marching granr from the Na tional Trusr and built by the Swamp Creek & Western Railroad Model group, who are building a model
railroad in the Edmonds Amtrack starion. The mill model was built by Boyd Satterlee, a retired machinist and model maker, now deceased. Th e Edmonds Museum, which celebrated its 10th anniversary on August 6, displays historical artifa cts relating to the area. The Marine Room, a popular allraction , is filled with paintings, ph otog raphs, na vigating instruments and models relaring to Puget Sound maritime hisrory. 771 e museum building , a former Carnegie library erected in 1910 and listed on the Narional Register, is owned by the ciry and operated by th e Edmonds-Sou th Snohomish County HistoricalSociery. Museum , 1185thAve. N , Edmonds WA 98020.
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