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Festivals & Events • 11 November, 8th Annual John A. Noble Art Auction (JAN Collection, I 000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island NY 10301; 718 447-6490) • 16-18 November, Pacific Fishing '95: The Show on the Water, Pier48 (Odyssey Contemporary Maritime Museum , 318 First A venue South, Suite 305, Seattle WA 98104-2546; 206 623-2120) • 18-19 November, 6th Annual "Race of the White Wings," (Biloxi Museum of Seafood & Industry; PO Box 1907, Biloxi MS 39533; 601 435-6320)

Conferences • 23-24 November, Great Lakes Small Craft Symposium at Ann Arbor MI (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 601 Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City NJ 07306; 20 I 798-4800) • 2-7 January, 1996 Society for Historical Archaeology Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology in Cincinnati OH. (Marcy Gray, Conference Chair, Gray and Pape, Inc., 1318 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 4521 O; 513 665-6707) • 5-8June 1996,2ndlnternationa1Con-

gress for Maritime History (David M. Williams, IMEHA Organizer, Dept. of Economic and Social History, U. of Leicester, Leicester LEI 7RH , UK; 116252-2582; FAX : 116-252-5081 )

Exhibitions • current, Through Their Eyes: The Battleship Crew Remembers WWII (Battleship North Carolina, PO Box 480, Wilmington NC 28402; 910 251-5797) • 26 August-February 1996, "Elissa, The Second Century: Oils and Watercolors by Anthony Blackman 1984-1985" (Galveston Historical Fndtn., 2016 Strand, Galveston Island TX 77550) • 16 September-5 November, Mystic Maritime Gallery 16th Annual International (Mystic Seaport Museum Stores, Mystic CT; 203 572-5388) • 24 September-28 February, Carriers, Codes, and Silent Ships: WWII and the New Navy (The Mariners ' Museum , see address above) • 26 September-Winter 1996, "Making Waves": 20th Century Fisheries on Cape Ann (Cape Ann Historical Society, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA 01930; 508 283-0455)

How Gunnar Lundeberg Got His Name, by Gunnar Hexum It was because of some tough times on the waterfront that Harry Lundeberg of the Sailors ' Union of the Pacific named his son Gunnar-who heads the Union now . It was all baseball bats in those days, but I proposed we ' d fight with our hands- "Norwegian steam." Things came to a head when we went through the picket line at Pier 42-or maybe Pier44. The Union had several shore gangsMatson , APL, Pacific Far East, Luckenbach. A ll of them good jobs; the men went for it. Put in a day 's work, the ship sails, next day stay home. I was bosun on the Matson gang. This was way before the war-maybe 1937. We kept our contract with the compa- GunnarHexuminagentlermomentwith nies. The Scalers, a group determined to work Jeanie Land/es Kortum , 1954. the piers regardless of our contract, threw a picket line of 50 men or more across the pier-a rough bunch. It was said that there were 15 "wanted men" among them . We had to break their line and get into the pier and make contact with our shore gang working the ships. Harry Lundeberg was with us. I took one side of Harry and a man called Poherence took the other. There were 25 or 30 of us. It was quite a battle. A head-on assault. It got to be turmoil. One of the Scalers broke through our defenses-a boxer who knew how to hit. He got to Harry, who was fighting with his fists like the rest of us. We got through . But we were in trouble. There were a lot more of them than there were of us. Harry went into the pier office and called the Union. I was stirring up the boys to fight our way out. " No, you 're not going to fight your way out! There have been two stabbings already ," said Harry, coming out of the office. SC> the police came and ended it. Harry had his jaw broken in the fight. He remennbered who stood with him . After Harry 's death the man who married his widow' introduced me to Harry 's son, .:t Gunnar. He said: "This is the man you're named ;after-Gunnar Hexum. " SEA HISTORY 75, AUTUMN 1995

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Sea History 075 - Autumn 1995  

6 World War II Is Over-What Did Victory Mean? by Peter Stanford • 8 A Captain from Cape Cod by Louis A. Norton • 12 The Cape Horn Road, Part...

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6 World War II Is Over-What Did Victory Mean? by Peter Stanford • 8 A Captain from Cape Cod by Louis A. Norton • 12 The Cape Horn Road, Part...

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