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SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS (20) 8858 4422; we b sire: www.nmm .ac. uk) ... The new Norfolk Nelson Museum, housed in a histo ri c building in what was once Norfolk's port of Great Yarmouth , explores Nelson 's home life and roots in Norfolk as well as what life was like aboard ship in Nelson 's navy. (NNM, 26, South Quay, Grear Yarmouth NR30 2RG, UK; 011 +44 (1493) 850 698; web si re: www. nelson-museum .co. u k/index.htm) ... The Heritage Lottery Fund in Great Britain has awarded a grant of ÂŁ10 .69 million toward rhe ÂŁ30-m illion project to develop a National Waterfront Museum at Swansea, Wales, to house a collection of more than 200,000 artifacts, jeopardized when rhe former National Maritime Museum site in Cardiff was demolished in 1998. (National Museums and Galleries of Wales, e-mail :; City and County of Swansea, County Hall , Oystermourh Road, Swansea, SAl 3SN, UK; email: Tourism uk) ... Marine archaeologist and explorer Robert Ballard has joined the faculty of the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, where he will establish rhe Center for Marine Cultural Resources to continue his search for human cultural remains on rhe ocean floor. Ballard envisions co llabo rative projects between rhe new insrirution and his Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut. (Office of Community Relations, URI Bay Campus, Box 62, Narragansett RI 02882-1197; 401 874-6642) ... After rwentyyea rs as president of the Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, Rafe Parker retired in June. When Parker began his tenure, SEA had one ship and a budget of $700,000; roday the organization sponsors programs aboard three ships and oversees a budget of more than $4 million. In 1997 he received rhe NMHS/Walrer Cronkite Award for Excellence in Mari ti me Education .... Succeeding Rafe Parker as president of SEA is John Bullard. Bullard has served as rhe director of the Office of Sustainab le Development & Intergovernmental Affairs at NOAA and was a three-term mayor of his native New Bedford, Massachuserrs. (SEA, PO Box 6, Woods Hole MA 02543; 508 540-3954; web site: ... The 2002 inductees into the America's Cup Hall of Fame are Sranley Rosenfeld, rhe photographic chronicler of America's C up 38

races; Sir Michael Fay, who was instrumental in New Zealand's America's Cup success; and Malin Burnham, who has been involved in rhe competition for nearly three decades. The Hall of Fame Induction wi ll take place in February ar rhe Auckland Museum New Zealand. (Herreshoff Marine Museum/America's C up Hall of Fame, PO Box 450, One Burnside Street, Bristol RI 02809-0450 ; 40 1 253-5000; web sire: ... EdwardL. Beach ( 1918-2002) leaves a remarkab le legacy as a submariner and as an author. He earned ren decorations for gallamty in World War II and ensured his place in naval history by raking the submarin e USS Triton around rhe world underwater in 84 days in 1960a record rhar stands today. Among his dozen books are the novel Run Silent, Run Deep; his account of Triton's voyage, Around the World Submerged; and Scapegoats.' A Defense of Kimmel and Short at Pearl Harbor . .. . Historian David Beers Quinn died in Liverpool on 19 March 2002. Over six decades he revolutionized modern undersrandi ng of earl y European voyages of exp loration, expansion into new lands, and settlement patterns, by rediscovering original sources, reinterpreting what we rhoughr we knew, and publishing his findings for

rhe benefit of scholars and lay readers .... Archaeologists have found a treasure trove of information excavating the ancient port of Berenike in the Egyptian desert nea r the border with Sudan. Items found indicate trade with places as far away as Java and Thailand, and eleven languages have been identified in written materials. (Berenike Project web site: www.archbase .com/berenike/) .. . The New Bedford Free Public Library has made its Whaling Crew List Index available on-line at us/ nbfpl .h tm (fo llow the button marked "Whaling Voyages Crewlisr"). (New Bedford Free Public Library, 613 Pl easant Street, New Bedford MA02740-6203; 508 961-3104) .... The on-line International journal of Naval History, funded by d1e Naval Historical Foundation, debuted at www. ijnhon lin

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AMERICAN MERCHANT MARINE MUSEUM NEWS NATIONAL MARJTIME HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS: On Saturday, 18 January, rhe industrialist James A. Farrell and "rhe last two Liberty ships," rhejohn W Brown and rhe Jeremiah O'Brien, will be formally inducted into rhe National Maritime Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be held in Melville Hall ar rhe US Merchant Marine Academy starring ar 12 noon. Reservations may be made by calling 516 773-55 15. ART EXHIBITION: On Saturday, 25 January, the American Merchant Marine Museum will open an exhibition of 40 paintings by the world's premier marine artists, organized by rhe J. Russell Jinishian Gallery of Fairfield, Connecticut. The show will feature a wide variety of ships from the l 9rh-centllly, from clipper ships by Montague Dawson and Jim Griffiths to New York harbor mgs in action; Lykes Lines and U nited Fruit freighters; mm-of-the-century steamships by William G. Muller and Bill Ewen; 20th-century American and European passenger liners on locaiton in ports arou nd the world by artist/ hi storian Ian Marshall; salvage tugs at sea by former mg engineer Marek Sarba. Paintings by John Stobart and Victor Mays will depict well-known American ports as rh ey ap peared in rhe !are 19th century. T he workin g fishing vessel under sail wi ll come to life in the paintings of C hristopher Blossom and Thomas Hoyne. Paintings of the mod ern steel navy will also be included, from rhe Grear White Fleet through the carrier Enterprise depicted off Vietnam in the 1960s. Other artists included will be John Atwater, Len Tantillo, scrimshaw by Robert Weiss, Donald Thimgan, Lou Bonamarte, Geoff Hunt (known for hi s paintings for rh e covers of Patrick O'Brian's novels) , Robert Sticker. All artwork will be on sale, with proceeds going to benefit the co llection fund of the Museum. Many artists will be on hand on 25 January to discuss their work. The exhibition wi ll be on view through 8 February. CAPT. CHARLES M. RENICK, President Emeritus AMMM, USMMA, Kings Point NY 11024; 516 773-5515; e-mail ammmuseum@aolcom SEA HISTORY I 03 , WINTER 2002-03

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