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Ship Paintings Restored . Museum quality restoration of old paintings. Damaged old ship paintings purchased. Peter Williams, 30 Ipswich St., Boston MA 02215. By appointment: 617-536-4092 Ocean liner memorabilia for sale, 100+ page catalog available $5. Website: http ://co llecting.com/shipshape/ Email: shipshape@collecting.com Mail : 1041 Tuscany Pl., Winter Park FL USA 327891017. Tel: 407-644-2892, fax: 407-644-1833. Olde Nautical Shoppe, Nautical Antiques, Artifacts, Ship Models, Clocks and Barometers, Scientific Instruments , Spyglasses and Telescopes, Nautical Furniture and Decor, Lighthouses, Harbour Lights and Lefton, Vintage Fishing Tackle, Buy and Sell!! 813441-3036, 25 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach, Florida, "At the City Marina." Maritime Books-Used and rare. All maritime subjects. Free catalogs upon request. American Booksellers, 102 West 11th St., Aberdeen, WA 98520. 360-532-2099. Herreshoff Video Of Boats and Brothers: The Yacht Building Herreshoffs is an award winning 55 minute documentary on the lives of Captain Nat and John Herreshoff. Inspiring, beautiful , and educational. $34.95 post paid. (516) 728-3084.

A vanished way of life breathes again for us in wooden hulls, tarred rigging and sun-warmed brick on the foreshore at Wapping in 1856. The stout topsail schooner Express dries out her canvas as she awaits her cargo amid a gagg le of river craft. The spars of a tall deepwaterman lying upstream, just visible in the mist, remind one that this is, and will be until well into the 1900s, the world's greatest seaport. Its ships and people deal with traffics from all over in quantities greater than ever before imagined, wreaking unparalleled change in distant quarters of the world in the process. Photo courtesy of Museum in Docklands, London

1812, a remarkable Jate-1500s painting of shipping in the river (which, however, shows big ships above London Bridge, which is impossible) , and a delectably detailed drawing of the bridge itself done in 1600, when Shakespeare was walking across it to get to the Globe Theatre. The Tower Bridge, which does have a draw to let ships through, opened only a hundred-odd years ago, but soon became the image of London to the world. We get a splendid painting of the grand opening in 1894, with the Royal Yacht led in procession by a humble working tug, and all sorts and conditions of people gathered on the near shore, coal-grimed stokers and ladies in boldly striped dresses and chaps with tables and wine bottles set out-a moment to be alive! I report with some hesitancy that this fine work is based on a television series produced by Weightman himself. Please don't get the wrong idea from this; it's not that kind of non-book-it rather reminds one that a story can be told either way and be thoroughly worthwhile. Only debased practice makes us think otherwise. SEA HISTORY 82, AUTUMN 1997

From the imperial era of the Tower Bridge we get a fascinating reprint, The

Royal River: The Thames.from Source to Sea. First published in 1885 , this travelogue/history offers some evocative writing about shipping and the river, with a notable concern with the lives of ordinary people, fishermen , Jighterrnen and workingmen 's families, and with this , smashing steel engravings, full of the expressive vigor of the day . PS Dockland Life: A Pictorial History of London's Docks, 1860-1970, by Chris Ellmers and Alex Werner (Mainstream Publishing Company, Edinburgh, UK , 1991, 205pp, illus , biblio , ISBN l85158-364-5hc) London River: The Thames Story by Gavin Weightman (Collins & Brown Ltd , Mercury House, 195 Knightsbridge, London SW7 IRE, UK, 1990, 160pp, illus, index , ISBN l-85585-075-3hc) The Royal River: The Thames, from Source to Sea (Godfrey Caves Associates Ltd, 42 Bloomsbury Street, London WCJB 3QJ, UK , 1985, 371pp, illus, ISBN 0-906223-77-6hc)

Chart your course through New England's maritime heritage. Send for your free copy. Cubberley & Shaw Maritime MuseumNews , Box 607NM, Groton, MA 01450-0607 Old diving helmet-$985 , Sextant-$395, spyglass-$395. Nautical antiques. Clocks, barometers, telescopes, bells , binnacles , telegraphs, instruments, buoys, lights . We also buy nautical antiques. No catalog. Antiques of the Sea, Sunset Beach, CA 90742-0023 . Tel. 562-592-1752 Marinas/Boatyards on Chesapeake Bay, buy or sell. Call Wilford Land Company, PO Box 953, Easton , MD 2160 I. Tel: 410-822-4586, Fax 410-226-5205 Collection: Japanese diving helmet. Ship: wheels, paintings , models . President FDR model. Dollond Telescope. Books. Memorabilia. SASE, Bpx 231, West Covina, CA 91793. Fax 909-595-6655. E-mail: jimpinxit@aol. com. To place your classified ad at $1.60/word, phone Carmen at 914-737-7878. Or mail your message and payment to Sea History, PO Box 68, Peekskill NY 10566.

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Sea History 082 - Autumn 1997  

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Sea History 082 - Autumn 1997  

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 S...

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