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SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS WHERE TO RACE YOUR SCHOONER To our knowledge, the first schooner race to be held after the great Fishermen's Schoo ner Races in the early years of this centu ry was So uth Street Seaport M useum 's Mayor's C up Race in 1967 (see pages 34-5) when m ore than a dozen schoo ners raced in New Yo rk H arbor. T his was fo llowed the next year at Mystic, Connecticut, with 2 1 parti cipants. T he Mystic race was run annually until 1994. Now, schoo ner races are held on Eas t and West Coasts. T he fo llowing races will occur this seaso n: • 2 1 August: 4 th annual Califo rnian Schooner's C up Race in Long Beach, Cal ifo rn ia, organized by the Nautical H eritage Society, expects to have 11 - 16 schoo ners in the event (NHS, 1064 Cal le Negocio, U ni t B, San Clemente CA 92673; 800 432-2201 , 949 369-6773; http ://californ ian.org, e- mai l: nhs@califo rn ian.org) • 3-6 September: 15th G loucester (MA) Schooner Festi val, tradi tional small craft race on Saturday, 4 September; schoo ner race of approx im ately 25 vessels to be run on Sunday, 5 September (Cape Ann C hamber of Comm erce, 33 Co mmercial Stree t, G loucester MA 01 93 0; 978 283- 1601 ; fax: 978 283-4740; e-mail: cacc@shore. net; web site: //www.cape-ann .co m/cacc) • 6- 10 September: 3rd A nnual Cap tain Rayna ud Internatio nal Schoo ner Race, Victo ria BC to Port Townsend WA; 3 or 4 days of racing will take vessels from Victo ria to Port Townsend WA with overni ghts in the San Juan Islands, ending at Po rt Townsend for the Wooden Boat Festival. T he race honors Cape Horn sailor and sh ip surveyor Captain Adrian Rayna ud, who d ied in 1997 at age 102. T he organ izers do not charge the schooners fees to race and welcom e classic non-schoo ners as cruising com pan ions. QoAnn O'Connor, PMB 3 17, l l 7East LouisaStreet,Seatde WA98 102; 206 3 10-8573) • 18 September: M ayo r's C up Race incl udes a va riety of vessels, but they expect about eight to parti cipate in the schoo ner class (David Valentin , Race O rganizer, So uth Street Seaport Museum, 207 Fro nt Street, New York NY 10038; 2 12 748-8738) • 13-18 October: 10th G rear C hesapeake Bay Schoo ner Race with a field of approximately 30 vessels. T he miss ion of the G reat C hesapeake Bay Schoo ner Race, Inc., is to promote public awa reness of the Bay's maritime heri tage and to encourage the preservation and imp rovement of its natu ral resources. Proceeds fro m the race go to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation fo r conservation. (Kathy Hill, T he G reat Start of the Great Chesapeake Bay C hesapeake Bay Schoo ner Race, Schooner Race, 1995 (Photo: Ralph Phinney) PO Box 8 155, No rfolk VA 235 03; 757 48 0-RACE; www .So uthern Branch .com /Schoo ner Race) Sch oo ner owners or fa ns can join rheAm eri can Schooner Association. Membersh ip is $ 15 and yo u can co ntact the Association at PO Box 484, Myst ic CT 0 6355; www .novagate.com / ~sch oo n erm an/asa/ asa. htm . ,!,

London's National Maritime Museum Expands its Facilities and Broadens its Message T he Na tional Maritime Museum in G reenwich, London, is taking a vibrant new ap proach to the island nation's ma ri time histo ry in its new galleries, exhibits and programs. Backed by £11.8 million of Lottery H eritage funding, the redevelopmem incl udes 16 new galleries celebrating the pas t, present and fut ure of Bri tain's relationship with the sea. T he new design has completely enclosed the courtya rd berween rwo preexisting wings un der a glass roof. The exh ibits encompass new perspectives on myriad topics, including trade and em pire, passenger travel and emigratio n, maritime London, exploration, archaeo logy and natura l histo ry, cargoes, navigation, historic and co memporary marine art, and the future of man's interaction with the seas. (National Maritime M useum , G reenwich, London SE lO 9NF, England ; www. nmm.ac. uk) ,!,

SEA HISTORY 89, SUMMER 1999

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8 THE CAPE HORN ROAD, XIX. Steamships Take Over the North Atlantic, Driving the Sailing Ship into Increasingly Remote Trades, by Peter Stanf...

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8 THE CAPE HORN ROAD, XIX. Steamships Take Over the North Atlantic, Driving the Sailing Ship into Increasingly Remote Trades, by Peter Stanf...

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