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ISSN 0146-9312

No. 82

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 10566 and additional mailing offices. COPYRIGHT © 1997 by the National Maritime Hi storical Society. Tel: 914 737 -7878. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Sea History, 5 John Walsh Boulevard, PO Box 68, Peekskill NY 10566. MEMBERSHIP is invited. Afterguard $ 10,000; Benefactor $5,000; Plankowner $2,500; Sponsor $1 ,000; Donor $500; Patron $250; Friend $ 100; Contributor $75; Family $50; Regular $35 . All members outside the USA please add $ 10 for postage. SEA HISTORY is sent to all members. Individual copies cost $3 .75 . OFFICERS & TRUSTEES: Chairman, Alan G. Choate; Vice Chairmen, Richardo Lopes, Edward G. Zelinsky; President, Peter Stanford; Vice President, Norma Stanford; Treasurer, Bradford Smith; Trustees, WalterR. Brown, W. Grove Conrad, Fred C. Hawkins, Jakob Isbrandtsen , Clay Maitland, Karen E. Markoe, Warren Marr, II, Brian A. McAllister, James J. Moore, David A. O'Neil, RADM Thomas J. Patterson , Nancy Pouch, Craig A. C. Reynolds, Charles A. Robertson, Howard Slotnick, Marshall Streibert, Louis A. Trapp, Jr., David B. Vietor, Harry E. Vinall , III, Jean Wort FOUNDER : Karl Kortum (1917- 1996) OVERSEERS : Chairman, Townsend Hornor; Charles F. Adams, RADM David C. Brown, Walter Cronkite, John Lehman , Schuyler M. Meyer, Jr., J. Willi am Middendorf, II, Graham H. Phillips, John Stobart, William G. Winterer ADVISORS : Co-Chairmen, Frank 0 . Braynard, Melbourne Smith; D.K. Abbass, Raymond Aker, George F. Bass, Francis E. Bowker, Oswald L. Brett, Norman J. Brouwer, RADM Joseph F. Callo, William M. Doerflinger, Francis J. Duffy, John Ewald , Joseph L. Farr, Timoth y G . Foote, Willi am Gilkerson, Thomas Gillm er, Walter J. Handelman , Charl es E. Herde ndorf, Steve n A. Hyman, Hajo Knuttel, Gunnar Lundeberg, Conrad Mil ster, William G. Muller, David E. Perkins, Nancy Hughes Richardson, Timoth y J. Runyan , Ralph L. Sno w, ShannonJ. Wall , Thomas We ll s AMERICAN SHIP TRUST: Chairman , Peter Stanford; Trustees, F. Briggs Dalzell , William G. Muller, Melbourne Smith, Edward G. Zelinsky NMHS STAFF: Editor, Peter Stanford; Executive Editor, Norma Stanford; Managing Editor, Justine Ahlstrom ; Contributing Editor, Kevin Haydon; Accounting, Joseph Cacciola; Membership Development & Public Affairs, Burchenal Green; Membership Secretary, Mari an York ; Assistant Membership Secretary/Merchandising, Erika Kurtenbach; Members hip Assistant, Irene Eisenfeld ; Advertising Assistant, Carmen McCallum; Secretary to the President, Karen Ritell ; Director of New York Operations, Willi am Becker; Education Coordinator, Patricia O' Rourke

AUTUMN 1997

CONTENTS 2 DECK LOG & LETTERS 4 NMHS NEWS 6 THE CAPE HORN ROAD, XII : The River That Led Around the World by Peter Stanford 10 NMHS 0PSAIL EDUCATION PROGRAM by Peter Stanford 12 SHIP OF THE ISSUE: The Danish Sail Training Ship Georg Stage by Kai Mortensen FISHING AMERICA'S COASTS 14 Fishing America's Coasts by Justine Ahlstrom 15 Harvesting the Inland Seas: Great Lakes Commercial Fishing by Jay C. Martin 18 "Fishing for a Living" at the Vancouver Maritime Museum by James P. Delgado with Duncan Stacey and Gina Johansen 20 Making Waves: Twentieth-Century Fisheries on Cape Ann by Sharon Worley 23 A Tale of Three Skippers by Michael Wayne Santos ~------------~

26 MARINE ART: The Sea World of Christopher Blossom by Dawna Daniel 30 Aboard USS Constitution-Under Sail! by Peter Stanford 32 MARINE ART NEWS 33 TRAFFIQUES & DISCOVERIES 34 The National Lightship Trust by Jerry Roberts 36 SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS 40 R EVIEWS 46 DESSERT: Through Holland in the Vivette by E. Keble Chatterton 48 P ATRONS COVER: Momentarily sheltered from the seas she battles daily f or a living, the graceful Atalanta of 1893 slips along quietly in Gloucester Harbor. Christopher Blossom takes a loving look at Gloucestermen of yore and other historic vessels on pages 26-28.

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