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SHIPNOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS Bremerhaven, Germany , has a severe hogging problem and is being supported with flotation bags at bow and stem to relieve strain on the keel and keel son, both of which will be replaced in the fall (DS , Van Ronzelen strasse, D-2850 Bremerhaven-M , Germany). MUSEUM NEWS: the Maine Maritime Museum has completed an inventory of the Sewall Family Papers, a collection that charts the history of the Maine shipbuilding family from 1761 to 1937 (MMM, 243 Washington Street, Bath ME 04530; 207 443-1316) ... the North Carolina Maritime Museum received the Southeastern Museums' Conference " Award of Excellence" for its exhibit "North Carolina 's Working Watercraft" (NCMM, 3 15 Front Street, Beaufort NC 28516; 919 728-7317) ... the Apalachicola Maritime Museum has added the shrimp trawler Venezelos of 1915 to its fleet of Gulf Coast work boats (AMM, 57 Market Street, PO Box 625, Apalachicola FL 32329-0625; 904 653-8708) ... American President Companies has donated a collection of photograph s, film s, videos, stereographs, menus, letters and brochures to the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park depicting the company's 147 years of shipping passengers, cargo and mail to San Franci sco from the East Coast, as well as $20,000 to fund the cataloguing of the collection (SFNMHP, Fort Mason, Bldg 201, San Francisco CA 94123; 415 5563002) .. . the National Maritime Museum in London will hold a conference and exhibition marking the 300th anniversary of Peter the Great's visit to England and to recognize his role in creating the Russian Navy (NMM, Greenwich, London SElO 9NF; (181) 3 12 6686). LIGHTHOUSE NEWS: the new us Lifesaving Service Heritage Organization was formed in September to inventory surviving lifesav ing vessels and lifeboat stations (USLSSHO, PO Box 12, Hull MA 02045) ... the assistant keeper's house that once stood near Maine's Monhegan Lighthouse will be rebuilt, thanks in part to a gift from Maine philanthropi st Elizabeth Noyce, using original blue prints for the 1850 building (Monhegan Cultural & Historical Association, Monhegan ME 04852) .. . the Canadian Coast Guard 's plan to destaff Canada's last 70 manned lighthouses has met with opposition from the provincial government of British Co-

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CALENDAR Festivals, Events, Lectures, Congress of the International Congress Etc. of Maritime Museums (Adrian Jarvis, • 4 May, A Wooden Boat Show (North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front St., Beaufort NC 285 16; 919 728-7317) • 4-5 May, Shad Festival (Hudson Ri ver Maritime Museum, One Rondout Landing, Kingston NY 12401 ; 914 338-0071 ) • 11 May, New England Lighthouse Foundation Spring Co n ve ntion in Hyannis, Massac husetts (NELF, PO Box 1690, Well s ME 04090; 207 646-0515) • 17-19 May , 4th Annual Mid-Atlantic Maritime Festival (Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum , Mill St, PO Box 636, St. Michaels MD 21663; 410 745-2916) • 15-16 June, Harbor Fest '96 (Michigan Maritime Museum , PO Box 534, South Haven MI 49090; 616 637-8078) • 15-16 Jun e, C learwater 's Great Hudson River Revival (S loop Clearwater, 1 12 Market St., Poughkeepsie NY 12601 ; 914 454-7951 ) • 28-30 June, W oodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport Museum (WoodenBoat Publications, PO Box 78,Brooklin ME046160078; 207 359-4651) • 3-4 August, 20th Annual Model Ships & Boats Contest and Symposium (Wisconsin Maritime Museum , 75 Maritime Dr. , Manitowoc WI 54220; 414 6840218)

Curator of Port History, Merseyside Maritime Museum , Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4AQ , UK; fax: 44 (151) 478 4590) • 9-1 2 September 1996, " Steam at Sea: The Application of Steam Power in the Maritime World" (David J. Starkey, Dept of History, Uni versity of Hull , Hull , HU6 7RX, UK; fax: 44 (1482) 466126) •September 1997 and 1998-Call for Papers: 12th International Congress of Economic History in Seville, proposals on "Global Markets: The Internationalization of the Sea Transport Industries since 1850" are due by 1June1996 (David Starkey, see address above)

Exhibitions

• through 2 September, Carriers, Codes, and Silent Ships: WWII and the New Navy (The Mariners ' Museum , (see address above) • 24January-21 April, "Sacred Waters: 20th Century Outsiders and the Sea" (South Street Seaport Museum, 207 Front St.,NewYorkNY 10038;2 12 748-8600) • 28 January-3 1 June, Blood, Sea and Ice: Three English Explorers-Drake, Cook, Franklin (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich , London SE lO 9NF, UK; (181) 858 4422) • 15 February- January, "Saved by the Conferences Light: Michigan 's Magnificent Light• 8- 11 May, Council of American Marihouses" (Michigan Maritime Museum, Dyckman at the Bridge, PO Box 534, time Museums 1996 Spring Meeting at The Mariners' Museum (TMM, 100 MuSouth Haven MI 49090; 616 637-8078) seum Dr. , Newport News VA 23606• I March-Summer 1996, " The Spru3798; 804 595-0368) ance Touch" (Naval War College Museum , Newport RI 02841-1207; 401 841• 23-25 May, "Commerce and War," 1996 Conference of the Canadian Nauti3571) • 20 March-30 December, S.O.S. Safety cal Research Society (Lt-Cdr. Glover, Directorate of History, National Defence on Ships: Learning from New York's Headquarters, Ottawa Ontario KI A OK2; Maritime Tragedies (Seamen's Church Institute, 24 1 Water Street, New York 613 998-7048, FAX: 613 990-8579) NY 10038; 212 349-8342) • 13-15 June, Early American Indus• from 23 March, "Harvesting the Intries Association Annual Conference in Boston (EAIA , John S. Watson, PO land Seas: Great Lakes Commercial Box 143, Delmar NY 12054-0143) Fishing" (Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive , Manitowoc WI • 20-23 June 1996, Steamboat Conference, Loui sv ille KY, (Steamboat Mas54220; 414 684-0218) • 1 May-310ctober,"OneMan 's Trash ters and Associates, PO Box 3046, Louis Another Man 's Treasure" (Jamesisville KY 40201-3046; 502 778-6784) • 2-4 July, "Anglo-French Naval/Mari- - town Settlement, PO Drawer JF, Williamsburg VA 23187; 804 253-4838) time Cooperation through the Ages," • 11 May-29 September, "Deadrise: The 6th Anglo-French Naval History Conference (Dr. Michael Duffy , Centre for Relationship of Chesapeake Bay Watermen to Their Boats" (Chesapeake Maritime Historical Studies, University Bay Maritime Museum, PO Box 636, of Exeter, Queen's Building, Queen's Drive, Exeter EX4 4QH, UK) Mill Street, St. Michael s MD 21663; 410 745-29 16) • 3 1 August-7 September, Triennial

SEA HISTORY 77 , SPRING 1996

Sea History 077 - Spring 1996  

6 America's Orphan-the US Flag Merchant Marine, David O'Neil • 10 "He Sank Them in the Lowlands, Low," Walter Rybka • 14 The Cape Horn Road,...

Sea History 077 - Spring 1996  

6 America's Orphan-the US Flag Merchant Marine, David O'Neil • 10 "He Sank Them in the Lowlands, Low," Walter Rybka • 14 The Cape Horn Road,...