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•22nd Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival, 1-4 September in Gloucester, MA (www.capeannvacations.com/schooner) •Heartland Classics Boat Show, Grand Lake, OK, 8- 10 September (Ph. 918 7821855; www.heardand-classics.org) -7th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Show, 9-10 September, l 1AM-4PM, presented by Tuckerton Seaport and the Philadelphia Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society. Admission fee. Location: Tuckerton Seaport, 120 West Main St.(Route 9) , Tuckerton, NJ. (Ph. 609 296-8868; www.tuckertonseaport.org) •4th Annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, 16-1 7 Sept.. Tour MD lighthouses plus the Chesapeake Lightship. (Ph. 410 437-074 1; e-mail: dkrosage@comcast.net; www.cheslights. org) •Schooner Lois McClure Lake Champlain tour schedule: 18-27 September, St. Albans, VT; 2-5 Oct., Grand Isle, VT; 10-18 Oct., Plattsburgh, NY. Open to the public free of charge, 3-6pm weekdays and 1Oam-6pm weekends. (LCMM, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd., Vergennes, VT 05491 ; Ph. 802 475-2022; www.lcmm.org) •"Q Boats and Nor'Easter IV," Lecture by Ted Graves, 26 September at 7:30rM, International Yacht Restoration School, Newport, RI. (IYRS, 449 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840; Ph. 401 848-5777; www.iyrs.org) •Carolina Maritime Model Society meetings at the North Carolina Maritime Museum, 30 September and 28 October (NCMM, 3 15 Front St., Beaufort, NC 285 16; Ph. 252 728-1638; e-mail: info@NCMM-Friends.org) •The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, 11-15 October, Baltimore, MD, to Pommouth, VA; entry is open to all schooner-rigged vessels. (Race Office, POB 8 176, Norfolk, VA 23503; Ph. 757 480-4402; www.schoonerrace.org) •USS Saratoga Association 55th Annual Reunion, 12-15 Oct., in Arlington, VA. (Info: Brad Senter, Ph. 877 360-SARA) •11th Annual Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival, 12-15 October in Alpena, MI. (7406 US 23 North, Suire C, Alpena MI 49707; Ph. 989 595-6722; e-mail: mjk36 l @comcast.net; www. lighthouse festival.org)

•Sea Chantey Fest, 17 September at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. (1492 North Harbor Dr., San Diego, CA 9210 1; Ph: 619 234-9153; e-mail: info@sdmaritime.org) CONFERENCES

•4lst Annual Historic Naval Ships Association Conference, 8-12 October 2006, hosted by HMS Belfast, London, UK; the first time the conference has been held outside the US or Canada. Will include papers on the business side of historic ship preservation, education services, and ship

HMS Belfast

preservation plus visits to the Chatham Historic Naval Dockyard and Ponsmouth Historic Dockyard. (Info: Jeff Nilsson of HNSA, POB 401, Smi thfield, VA, 23431; Ph. 757 356-9422; hnsaOl @aol.com; www.hnsa.org) •Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology and Maritime History Conference, 21 Oct. 2006, Milwaukee, WI, at the Four Points Sheraton. (e-mail: wuaa@mailbag. com; www.wuaa.org) •International Conference on Caribbean Studies, 2-5 Nov., an interdisciplinary conference sponsored by the Univ. of Texas-PanAn1erican, Edinburg, TX. (Info: Dr. H ector R. Romero, UTPA, e-mail: hrromero@panam.edu; www.panam.edu/ dept/ modlang/) •American Sail Training Association 34th Annual Conference, 6-7 November in Charleston, SC. (ASTA: 240 Thames St., POB 1459, Newport, RI 02840; Ph. 401 846-1775; e-mail: asta@sailtraining. org; www.sailtraining.org) •Society of Historical ArchaeologyConference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, 10-1 4 January 2007 in W illiams burg I Jamestown, VA; Theme: "Old World I New World: Culture in Transformation"(www.sha.org) •"America's 400th Anniversary: Voices

From Within the Veil," 22-23 February 2007, Norfolk State University, VA. The conference seeks to foster a multi-disciplinary dialogue among scholars on the issue of African American rights within the context of US history. (www.nsu.edu/ james town2007) •New Researchers in Maritime History Conference, 9-19 March 2007, hosted by the National Maritime Museum, Cornwall, UK. CALL FOR PAPERS deadline: 10 November 2006. (Info: contact Helen Doe, Centre for Maritime Historical Studies, Armory Bldg. , University of Exeter, Exeter, UK EX4 4RJ; e-mail: h.r.doe@exeter.ac. uk) •Joint Conference-North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) and the National Maritime Historical Society Annual Meeting, 17-20 May 2007, at the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY. (NASOH info: Josh Smith, smithj @usmma.edu; also Program chair, Channing Zucker via e-mail at chanz@cox. net; www.nasoh.org. NMHS annual meeting info: POB 68, Peekskill, NY 10566; Ph. 800 22 1-NMHS; WWW. seahistory.org) ExHIBITS

• "Boatloads of Ben: Franklin's 'Strong Inclination for the Sea','' through 24 September at the Independence Seaport Museum (2 11 S. Columbus Blvd. & Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; Ph. 215 4 138658; www.phillyseaport.org) •Lake Champlain through the Lens, Annual Juried Photo Exhibit, 2 September 14 October 2006, at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum in VT. (LCMM, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd., Vergennes, VT 05491; Ph. 802 475-2022; www.lcmm.org) •North Light at Willowbank: Discovering the Sea Paintings of john Prentiss Benson, through 9 October 2006 at the Maine Maritime Museum (MMM, 243 Washington St., Bath, ME 04530; Ph. 207 443- 13 16; e-mail: Maritime@BathMaine. com; www.bathmaine.com) •Saving Our Ships: The Sea-Paintings of Charles Robert Patterson, Heri rage Museum and Gardens, Sandwich, MA, through late October 2006; (67 Grove St., Sandwich, MA 02563; Ph. 508 888-3300;

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10 Heroes of the Sailing Navy: Stephen Decatur Jr., by William H. White • 16 "Black Hands, Blue Seas:" Sailmaker James Forten by Deirdre O'...

Sea History 116 - Autumn 2006  

10 Heroes of the Sailing Navy: Stephen Decatur Jr., by William H. White • 16 "Black Hands, Blue Seas:" Sailmaker James Forten by Deirdre O'...

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