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ISSN 0146 -9312

No. 70

SEA HISTORY

SEA HISTORY is published quarterl y by the National Maritime Historical Society, 5 John Walsh Boulevard , PO Box 68, Peekskill NY I 0566. Second class postage paid at Peekskill NY I 0566 and additional mailing offices. COPYRIGHT Š 1994 by the National Maritime Hi storical Society. Tel: 9 14 737-7878. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Sea History, Charles Point, PO Box 68 , Peekskill NY 10566.

FEATURES 11 The Cape Horn Road Part/: The Ships and Men Who Made the World's Most Difficult Sea Passage by Peter Stanford 16 Returning to Normandy Two veterans return to Normandy; Walter Cronkite and the SS Jeremiah O'Brien by Walter Cronkite and Walter Jaffee

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17 Britain Looks Back Britain remembers the final years of WWII- from D-Day to VE-Day by Kevin Haydon and Peter Stanford 20 Sail Training: The Next Century What shapes the sail training ships and their programs by Capt . David V. V. Wood

OFFICERS & TRUSTEES: Chairman, Alan G. Choate; Vice Chairmen, Richardo Lopes, Edward G. Ze linsky; President, Peter Stanford; Vice President , Norma Stanford; Treasurer, Bradford Smith; Secretary, Donald Derr; Tru stees, Wa lter R. Brown, W. Grove Conrad , George Lowery , Warren Marr II, Brian A. McA lli ster, James J. Moore, Dou g las Mu ster, Na ncy Pouc h, Ri c hard W. Scheuing, Marshall Stre ibert , David B. Vietor, Jean Wort; Chairman Emeritus, Karl Kortum

24 The Ships of James Edward Buttersworth Th e curator of the new Buttersworth retrospective , "Ship, Sea and Sky ," looks at the work of the 19th-century master by Richard Grassby 30 Hawaiian Voyaging Ha waiian voyaging canoes revive an astonishing seafaring tradition by Kevin Haydon

OVERSEERS: Charles F. Adams, Walter Cronkite, Townsend Hornor, George Lamb, John Lehman, SchuylerM . Meyer, Jr. , J. Willi am Middendorf, 11 , Graham H. Phillips, John Stobart , William G. Winterer ADV ISORS: Co-Chairmen , Frank 0. Braynard , Me lbourn e Smith ; D.K. Abbass, Raymond Aker, George F. Bass, Franc is E. Bowke r, Os wald L. Brett , David Brink , No rm a n J. Brou wer, William M. Doerflinge r, Fran c is J. Duffy, John S. Ewa ld , Joseph L. Fa rr, Timot hy G. Foote, Thomas Gi ll me r, Ri chard Goo ld Adam s, Wa ll e r J. H and e lm a n , C harle s E. He rdendorf, Steven A. Hyman , Haj o Knutte l, Conrad Mil ste r, Edwa rd D. Muh lfe ld , Willi a m G. Mu ll er, Dav id E. Perkins, Ri chard Rath , Nancy Hughes Ri chard so n, Timothy J. Run yan , George Sa ll ey , Ra lph L. Snow, John Stobart , Albert Swanso n, Shannon J. Wa ll , Ray mond E. Wallace, Robert A. Wein stein , Thom as We ll s AMERICAN S HIP TRUST: International Chairman, Karl Kortum ; Chairman , Peter Stanfo rd; Trustees, F. Briggs Dalzell , Willi am G. Muller, Ri chard Rath , Me lbou rn e Sm ith , Edward G. Zelinsky SEA HISTORY STAFF: Editor, Peter Stanford; Executive Editor, Norma Stanford; Mana ging Editor, Kevin Haydon; Assistant Editors, Justine Ahlstrom, Blair Benjamin ; Accounting, Joseph Cacciola; Membership Secretary, Patri cia Anstett; Membership Assistant, Erika Kurtenbach; Merchandising, Kim Parisi; Advertising , Carmen McCall um; Secretary to the Presidem, Karen Ritell

SUMMER 1994

34 The Folk Art of the Ship-in-Bottle What collectors look for in this popular art form by Louis Arthur Norton

DEPARTMENTS 4 6 28 33

Deck Log & Letters NMHS News Marine Art News Traffiques & Discoveries

38 Shipnotes, Seaport & Museum News 42 Reviews 48 Patrons

CO VER: Jam es Bullersworth' s '"Clipper Eag le in a Storm " captures the tension and storm-threatened grace of a fast ship shortening down in the face of a rising gale --a common sight on the road that led ships round that stormy corn er of the ocean world, Cape Horn.

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Sea History 070 - Summer 1994  

11 The Cape Horn Road by Peter Stanford • 16 Returning to Normandy by Walter Cronkite and Walter Jaffee • 17 Britain Looks Back by Kevin Hay...

Sea History 070 - Summer 1994  

11 The Cape Horn Road by Peter Stanford • 16 Returning to Normandy by Walter Cronkite and Walter Jaffee • 17 Britain Looks Back by Kevin Hay...

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