Sea History 094 - Autumn 2000

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Unforgettable Tall Ships! Nightfall did not dim the enthusiasm ofthe crowds visiting and admiring tall ships from around the world at dockside in Miami.

It was a grand visitation that drew crowds to city waterfronts and set peo pl e of all ages dreaming the long, long thoughts of yo uth and the sea. The oldest ship among the fl eet was the 1883 Grand Banks veteran the Gaze/a ofPhiladelphia, the yo unges t, the handsome schoo ner Amistad, launched this spring by Mystic Seaport to sail fo r A mistad Ameri ca in th e cause of bro therhood. Amistad joins a slightly older sister, the Pride ofBaltimore, another of the breed of Baltimore schoo ners whi ch had beco me extinct but which now once again grace our waters. Bo th can be seen under sail on the next page. O n this page, another very new ship , the full -blooded clipper Cisne Branco, is reviewed by the Foulkes, longtime NMH S members who travel the wo rld in quest of wo rki ng square rig-once a dying breed but roday going thro ugh a glorious revival. T he public in te res t that makes all this possible speaks fo r itself in the dockside crowds in Baltimore and Miami shown here.

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