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of ship lovers. Built in 1970 as a replica of the original HMS Rose of 1756/57, a 24gun frigate, she is one of the largest ope rational wooden sailing vessels in the world. Upcoming port visits are: New York City, August 2-24 Port Jefferson NY , August 25-27 Newport RI, August 28-30 Boston MA, Aug. 3 1-Sept. 18 Portsmouth NH , September 19-23 Portland ME, September 24-27 Boston MA, Sept. 29-0 ct. 1 Providence RI , October 2-7 Bristol RI , October 8- 14 Newport RI , October 23-27 Atlantic City NJ, Oct. 30-Nov. 6 Baltimore MD, Nov. 8-Nov. 13 Annapolis MD, November 15-24 Wilmington DE, Nov. 26-Dec. 3 Philadelphi a PA, December 5- 16 (HMS Rose, BridgefX>rtCT; 203 335-1433)

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A thousand yea rs o f di scovery has expanded human kn o wl edge o f the planet, but humanity still faces the c halle nge of living in harmony w ith its e nvironment. This c hall e nge is the in spiration for Vinland Rev is ited , a voyage commemorating Le if Er iksson 's jo urney from Greenl and a tho usand yea rs ago to North A me rica, and the subseque nt No rse settl ements in North America. The Go ks tad re plica Gaia and her c rew of te n set sail fro m No rway in May and w ill make land fa ll in the is lands of Orkney , Shetland and the Farnes , Ice land , Greenland and Newfoundl and , before sailing down the No rth American coast to Washington DC. From Halifax to W as hington the 24-me te r Gaia will be joined by two other Viking ship replicas, the Oseberg and the Saga Siglar. The ex pedition is a jo int venture of the gove rnments of Ice-

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The new Gokstad ship replica Gaia land and No rway and is led by Ragnar Tho rseth , a present-day Viking who has alread y rowed ac ross the North Sea, reached the North Pole and sailed around the world on Saga Siglar. The Gaia will affiv e at Halifax NS , August 28; Boston

MA, Se pte mber 11 ; Newport RI , September 20; New York NY, September 25; and Washington DC, October 9. (World C ity Foundation, 330 E. 43rd Street, New York NY 10017; 2 12 972-9000)

Britis h Underwater Archaeology Legislation The Briti sh unde rwate r prese rv ati o n policy g roup , The Joint Nautica l Arc haeology Po licy Committee, repo rts a mi xed response by the British gove rn ment to its policy document " He ritage at Sea," w hich was launched in May 1989. The Committee is encouraged by the transfe r of responsibility for unde rwate r s ites fro m the De partment of Transpo rt to the De partme nt of the Environme nt and the ne ws th at grant mo ney may be ava il able to fund education fo r archaeolog ical dive rs. The British government has , however, rejected the recommendati on to c reate a maritime heritage protection agency and the Committee is di sappointed that the re are no immedi ate pl ans to change the Merchant Shipping Act o f of 1894. Unde r the Ac t the finder of a wreck has salvage rights to the entire conten ts of the site. The Committee cla ims thi s outdated leg is lation unde rmines the management of sites under the 1973 Pro tection of Wrecks Ac t, leading to the neglect and di spe rsa l of arti fac ts.

Travelling Ohio Ri ver Exhibit Res idents in the states bo rde ring the Ohi o Ri ve r w ill be treated to a multi faceted ex hibit aboard a ba rge fl oating down the ri ve r thi s summe r. " Always A Ri ver: The Ohi o Rive r and the Ame rican Expe rie nce" was made poss ible through a grant fro m the NEH to the Illino is, Indi ana, Ke ntuc ky, Ohio , Pennsy lvani a and West Virg inia humanities counc il s. In stalled o n a 152-ft by 34-ft rive r barge, the ex hibit fea tures the hi story, econom y, eco logy, c ul ture, and future of the Ohio Rive r in words, pictures, models, video and mu s ic. The barge will stop in 2 1 communiti es in the s ix states between May 22 a nd Se pte mber 8. The latte r half of the schedul e reads as fo llo ws: Tell City IN , August 8- 10 Owensboro KY , August 11-1 3 Evansv ill e IN, August 15- 18 Henderson KY , August 20-2 1 Mo unt Vernon IN, August 23-24 Golconda IL , August 27-28 Pad ucah KY , Aug ust 30-3 1 Cairo IL, September 2-8 (A lways A Ri ver, 1500 N. Delaware Street, Indianap o li s, IN 46202; 3 17 638- 1500) S EA HISTORY 58, SUMMER 199 1

Sea History 058 - Summer 1991  

7 THE TUGBOAT URGER, ANCIENT MARINER OF THE BARGE CANAL, Tom Prindle • 10 TUNS, TONS AND BARRELS OF WINE, Thomas Hale • 12 REDISCOVERING COL...

Sea History 058 - Summer 1991  

7 THE TUGBOAT URGER, ANCIENT MARINER OF THE BARGE CANAL, Tom Prindle • 10 TUNS, TONS AND BARRELS OF WINE, Thomas Hale • 12 REDISCOVERING COL...