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Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, is hosting the fo urth International Festival of the Sea. The four-day event, 23-26 May 2003, will offer its proj ected 150,000 visitors a wide range of maritime experiences, from rail ships to local small crafr, musicians, theater, parades and storytelling. (For tickets: 011 +44 (13 1) 473 2000 or web site: www.fesrivalofthesea.co. uk) ... The threemasted bark Picton Castle is signing on crew and sail trainees for its third yearlongworld voyage, from] une 2003 to June 2004. (David Robinson , Coordinator, Barque Picton Castle, 1 Woodbine Lane, Amherst NH 03031; 603 424-0219; email: info@p icton-castle.com; web sire: www.picton-castle.com) . .. The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum completed building the Alewife, a 25-foot replica of a colonial-era lighter, for the Saugus Iron Works Natio nal Historic Sire, where it helps the National Park Service interp ret the first successful iron wo rks in the American colonies. (SIWNHS, 244 Central Sr., Saugus MA 019062107; 78 1 233-0050; web site: www.n ps. gov/sair) ... Gesell schafr Welrkulrurgur Hansestadt Lubeck (Society for the World's C ultural Assets of the H anseatic City of Lubeck) is working on the reconstruction of a kraweel, a 15th-century Hanseatic sa iling ship. (GWHL, Han seschiff Werft, WillyBrandr-Allee 19, 23554 Lubeck, Germany; 011 +49 (45 1) 798 27 40; web sire: www .welrkulrurgur-luebeck.de/) . .. A group in Rostock, Germany, is working to build a replica of the Passat for sail training and environmental education. The original Passat, now a museum ship in Travemunde, Germany, was built by Blohm & Voss in 1911 for F. Laeisz of H amburg. (Passatwind Sailing e.V., Fuchringstrasse 14, 235 58 Lubeck, Ge rm a n y; web sit e: www. dienelt. com/passatwind-sailing.de) ... The newly renovated galleries of th e New Bedford Whaling M useum are th e site of the debut of "Treasures of the Kendall Collection" the world's most comprehensive collection related to whaling and rel ated endeavo rs. The Kendall Whaling Museum transferred its co llection to the NBWM one year ago. (NBWM, 18 SEA HISTORY 103, WINTER 2002-03

Johnn y Cake Hill, New Bedford MA 02 740-6398; 508 997-0046; web site: whal ingmuseum .o rg) . . . The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation is co nverting a building at the old naval shipyard into the new Mare Island Artifacts Museum in Vallejo, Cali fornia, to accom modate artifacts from the ballistic nuclear subm arine USS Mariano G. Vallejo and a collection of more than 4, 000 artifacts relating to the people who worked or were stationed at the shipyard. (MIHPF , 328 Seawind Drive, Vallejo CA 94590; 707 557-1538; web site: www.mareis landhpf.org) ... The Michigan D epartment of Natural Resources has begun restoring the historic Lake Huron Tawas Point Lighthouse of 1876; the restoration will bring the lighthouse back to its early 1900's appearance. (Tawas Point State Park, 686 Ta was Beach Road, East Tawas MI 4873 0; 517 362-504 1) ... The Maine Maritime Museum has renovated its Percy & Small Shipyard exhibits based on new research into the shipyard; the newly built McEvoy Alewife Gallery, an addition to the Maritime History Building, now serves as an introductory space. (MMM , 243 Washington Street, Bath ME 04530; 207 443-1 3 16; web site: www.bathmaine.co m) ... The May 2002 nine-alarm fire in the historic Rope Walk building of 1837 at the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston was ruled arson. T he National Park Service and the Boston Redevelopmem Agency say that they wi ll co minue with pl ans to renovate the buildin g. USS Constitution, berthed nearby, was unharmed. (Boston National Historical Park, C harlestown Navy Yard, Bosto n MA 021 29-4543; 617 242-5642; web site: www. nps.gov/bost) ... T he National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, has acquired a collection of material representing a graphic depiction of slavery across the wo rld from the mid- 18th century.Also at the museum , a tactical battle diagram hand-drawn by Admiral Horatio Nelson prior to the Battle of Trafalgar has been identified on the back of a page of handwritten notes. The sketch is on display at the Natio nal Maritime Museum, London. (NMM , Greenwich, London SElO 9NF, UK; 011 +44

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Sea History 103 - Winter 2002-2003  

8 The American Achievement by Sea, by Peter Stanford • 13 America's First Frigates: The Luck of Thirteen, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano • 18...

Sea History 103 - Winter 2002-2003  

8 The American Achievement by Sea, by Peter Stanford • 13 America's First Frigates: The Luck of Thirteen, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano • 18...