Sea History 033 - Autumn 1984

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Discover the world's oldest hobby! Build this beautiful wooden ship model.




Special offer for Those who have never built a ship before!


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The barkentine Regina Maris, having undergone extensive refit, continued her explorations of marine life on Georges Bank, Jeffries Ledge and other traditional fishing grounds off the New England coast this summer. The hard-working ship, which has traveled from Alaska to Greenland seeking out the ways of the surviving whales, offers a $25 individual, $50 family membership to support the ship's sailing. Members can go on a daysail , and are kept in touch through the Ocean Research and Education Society's wonderfully salty, on-deck newsletter. ORES, 19 Harbor Loop, Gloucester MA 01930. EAST COAST

Wouldn't you love to build this ! historic ship model? It's a true-toscale, 21" replica of the 2-masted schooner Swift, a Virginia pilot boat of 1805. Well, now you can! And you don't have to be a skilled craftsman to do so.

A cornucopia oflighthouse and lightship lore is conveyed the newsletter of the Shore Village Museum in Maine. During an exhibition on lightships this summer, the Museum was visited by the Nantucket ll. The collection comes from all over, tying together the efforts of aficionados across the nation. Museum, 104 Limerock St., Rockland ME 04841 ; tel : 2ITT 594-4950.

It really isn't hard Even if you 've never built a model before, you can experience the relaxing pleasure and pride of accomplishment that is offered by this fascinating hobby. You can build the Swift. The secret's in our kit, designed especially for the first time modeler, with pre-cut parts that make assembly easy. Clear, large scale plans and instructions that virtually take you by the hand and guide you every step of the way through hours of the most relaxing fun you 'll ever have. And when completed-a museum quality model you 'll display with pride, with gleaming brass fittings, walnut planked hull, delicate rigging-lifelike in every detail.

Quality you can see and feel The materials in our kit may be better than those used in the original Swift. The keel section and frames are pre-cut plywood, ready for quick assembly. The Swift's hull is planked twice; once with thick, flexible limewood for strength, then overlaid with planks of African walnut for lasting beauty. You won't have to make the fittingswe 've done that for you. Our kit contains ready-to-use blocks and deadeyes of rare , yellow boxwood. We include eyelets, bracers and belaying pins-over 70 parts of solid brass! Even the cabin door hinges are brass, as are the 250 miniature nails you 'll use to fasten the planking to the hull and deck. And, since the

original wooden Swift had no plastic parts, our kit doesn't either-anywhere! Creative? And how! Overwhelming? Not a bit! But be prepared for hours of the most challenging , engrossing, relaxing fun you 've ever had.

An "everything you'll need" special offer, with free tools and handbook. We want to introduce you to this great hobby, now! So we 've made it easy for you to get started. Our special offer includes the Swift kit plus all the tools you 'll need to build her: pliers, hammer, knife, file , tweezers, sandpaper, glue, wood oil, and more. You'll also receive a free copy of "Ship Models from Kits," a 110 page beginner's guide. You don't have to buy anything else. The tools normally cost $17; the book retails for $7.95 . But they're yours, FREE when you buy the Swift kit at its regular price of $49.95 (plus $5.00 insured delivery).

Credit card holders can order toll-free Call 800-228-2028, ext. 68, 24 hours a day. In Nebraska, call 800-642-8300. Or use coupon below to send check or money order. If less than delighted, you may return your purchase within 30 days for a full refund.

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Kit Bonus! : Please send me ___ kits of the Swift Set of two solid brass @ $49.95 plus FREE tools, book and cannons. cannon on walnut I Check or money order enclosed. (Add $5.00 for carriages to be mounted I insured delivery. NJ residents must add 6% amidship. $4 .00 ~ " -· sales tax.) value, sent FREE with your order.~ - · ~ Name " I

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On July 28 the Rockport Apprenticeshop, led by the redoubtable Lance and Dorothy Lee launched the healthy, bouncing Prospect Marsh

·t pinky schooner Perseverance-aptly named for one of the Yankee virtues the Shop teaches, and forthe spirit of the founders, who are doing well in their new location. They have also launched a West Coast shop and a magnificent journal, The Apprentice, which records all kinds of first hand experiences in boats, from Brazilianjangadas to the Tancook whalers of Nova Scotia. The drawings alone are worth walking a mile for, particularly in the recent No. 3, sumptuous annotated wash drawings of the Eliboubane, a Paimpol built Breton fishing lugger. Rockport Apprenticeshop, PO 534, Rockport ME 04856; tel: 2CJ7 236-9646. Mystic Seaport Museum sponsors the Fourth Annual Symposium on Southern New England Maritime History on November 3 at the Seamen's Inne. The program includes Fred Calabretta on Captain George Comer, an East Haddam whaleman and anthropologist who lived among the Eskimos, Edward Wanton Smith Jr. on the Jamestown-Newport Ferry, 1871-1969, Brenda 0. Milkofsky on an overview of Connecticut River shipbuilding in the 19th century, National Society Trustee Norman Brouwer on New York Harbor working craft of the past, and Dr. Randolph Bartlett on the career of Lorenzow Dow Baker, of Well fleet, a Cape Cod fisherman who went into the Caribbean fruit trade. Symposium , Museum , Mystic CT 06355; tel. 203 572-ITTll.

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