Sea History 082 - Autumn 1997

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SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE MUSEUM NEWS The American Merchant Marine Museum Foundation is sponsoring its first photo contest, entitled "The Camera's Nau ti cal Eye." Amateur photographers are encouraged to submit previously unpublished images that capture the museum's theme, "Ships Made America," and illustrate shipping and the world of the American merchant mariner today. Entries must be postmarked no later than 15 December 1997. The first, second and third place winners will receive, respectively, $200, $100 and $50. For complete information on prizes, rules and entry fees, send a written request to the American Merchant Marine Museum, US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point NY 11024. In August, the American Merchant Marine Museum, in cooperation with the American Financial History Museum in New York City, will open an exhibit of old sceamship company securities. The show is scheduled to run through September. Old stock certificates have long been popular with collectors. Not only are they an important part of American history, but many carry beautiful engravings that are in themselves works of art. In addition to well known companies like United States Lines and Moore McCormack Lines, the exhibit will include stock certificates from such 19th-century shipping companies as the Australasian Pacific Mail Steam Packet Company (1854), the Hudson River Company (1852) and the Maryland Steamboat Company (1869). The show will also feature a century-old stock certificate issued by the French company that first unsuccessfully attempted to build the Panama Canal. (AMMM, USMMA, Kings Point NY 11024; 516 773-5515) J, (Continued from page 36.) denied the State of California's petition for a rehearing in the case of Deep Sea Research, Inc., v. The Brother Jonathan. Deep Sea Research was given the right to salvage the Gold Rush-era vessel. Peter Pelkofer, representing Cali-

fomia, has said that if the Appeals Court's ruling stands it would wipe out the Abandoned Shipwrecks Act; he is rallying support for a Writ of Certiorari from the Supreme Court. (Peter Pelkofer, Senior Counsel, California State Lands Commi ssion, 100 Howe Ave., Suite 100 S,

Sacramento CA 95825; 916 5741850) ... The University of Hawaii at Manoa will create a Graduate Maritime Archaeology and History Certification Program built on its symposia and field schools in the maritime archaeology and history of Hawaii and the Pacific. (GMAHCP, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1000 Pope Road, #229, Honolulu HI 96822; 808 956-8433, FAX: 808 956-8433, x241 7; e-mail: ... A second order bi-valve lens from the Little Gull Lighthouse off Orient Point NY, reportedly installed in 1868, is on permanent loan from the Coast Guard at the East End Seaport Museum. (EESM, One Bootleg Alley, PO Box 624, Greenport NY 11944; 516 477-0004) .. . Swann Galleries' second sale of material from the Barbara Johnson Collection on Whales, Whaling and Related Subjects wi ll be held on 25 September and will include ships' and merchants ' registries, correspondence and Japanese books and scrolls on whaling. (Swann Galleries, 104 East 25th St., New York NY 10010-2977; 212 254-4710) ,t Captain 's Clock of solid oak, cherry and mahogany. 3-year guar. on quartz movement. $45, ship'g incl. Also: Oldfashioned handmade dolls. Photos on request. Keeler & Olson Clocks 125 Hill St., PO Box 6, Whitinsville MA 01588 Tel: 508-234-5081

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