Sea History 097 - Summer 2001

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AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE MUSEUM NEWS NEW TO TH E PUBLIC: The Museum is proud to announce char irs Passenger List and Photographic Collections are available to the public. These collections, which date back to the early 20th century, provide a unique perspective on our maritime past. Over the last several months, the museum staff, wirh several volunteers and midshipmen, has sorted and organized these collections in preparation for making them public. Both are available for viewing during Museum hours, however rhe staff does request that researchers make an appointment before visiting. Received from United States Lines upon rheir closing, the Museum's Passenger List Collection comprises over four thousand lists from that company and from its predecessors. Included among these are rhe subsidiaries of rhe famed Internacional Mercantile Marine Company, rhe American, Red Star, and White Star Lines. All rypes of vessels are represented, from groundbreaking liners such as the New York and St. Paul to the USL queens America and United States. Though the collection dates from 1902 to 1969, the majoriry deals with the period between 1905 and 1935. Researchers will find that the material allows an introspective examination of the ethnic and socioeconomic origins of immigrants in chis era, while genealogists may have luck tracing their ancestors. The Museum's Photographic Collection includes a wide array of maritime images ranging from ships at sea to on-shore activities and personnel. Central to the collection are sizable segments pertaining to Grace Line, Moore-McCormack, and the United Scates Lines, including rare images featuring the interiors of the noted liners Manhattan and Washington , as well as rhe world's fastest ship, rhe United States. Researchers will also find photographs relating to numerous other shipping companies, rhe merchanr marine in World War II, and the US Merchant Marine Academy. For those seeking pictures of foreign-flagged ships, the Museum 's "Merchant Ships of the World" collection includes a wide selection of vessels dating from rhe lace l 9rh century to rhe present day. Photo repruJuction service is available for a small fee, and chose seeking maririmc images are encouraged to conracr the Museum office. The Museum's new exhibit, "Crafts of the Sea," which examines maritime art forms ranging from scrimshaw co ships-in-a-boccie, will be open from June through 1 October 2001. -KENNEDY R. HICKMAN, Curator For research appointments and photo requests, contact: The American Merchant Marine Museum, USMMA, Kings Point, NY 11024; 516173-5 515; e-mail:

windlass, deckhouses, and all rhree masts, as well as demolishing the entire foredeck. (Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, 801 S. Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19147-4306; 215 218-0110; web sire: ... The replica of HMS Bounty, builr for the 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty, was sold by the Tall Ship Bounry Foundarion, which had owned rhe vessel since 1993, to Long Island NY businessman Richard Hansen, who has formed rhe HMS Bounty Organization and plans to conduct training voyages and use the ship for ship festivals, corporate entertaining, filming and private charter afrer a major refit. (PO Box 141, Oakdale NY 11769; 631 588-7900; fax: 631 471-4609; e-mail:; web sire: ... The Tall Ships Challenge series of races, rallies, cruises and port visits sponsored by the American Sail Training Associarion will

bring historic and sail training vessels to the Great Lakes chis summer. The following ports have been scheduled: Kingston, Ontario, 28 June-1 July (Kingston Tall Ships Challenge, phone: 6 13 544-2250; web site:; Port Colborne, Onrario, 5-8 July (Tall Ships Challenge Port Colborne: phone: 888 PORT-FUN; web site: www.porrcolborne .com); Cleveland, Ohio, ll-16July(Cleveland Harborfesr: phone: 866 865-5979; web sire:; Detroit, Michigan, 19-22 July (Detroit 300 and Sail Derroir: phone: 877 DET2001; web site:; Bay Ciry, Michigan, 26-30 July (Tall Ships Celebration: Bay Ciry: phone: 888 BAYTOWN; web site: www.tallshipcelebrarion .com; Mmskegon, Michigan, 9-13 August (Tall Shijps Challenge M uskegon 2001: phone: 8WO 585-3737; web sire: www (Steve Baker, Race SEA JHISTORY 97, SUMMER 200 1

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