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CONTENTS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE 10 Heroes of the Sailing Navy: Stephen Decatur Jr. , by W illiam H . White In his final installment in our series, "H eroes ofthe Sailing Navy, "William H. White shows us why Stephen D ecatur J r. remains one the foremost heroes in the history ofthe US Navy.

16 "Black Hands, Blue Seas:" Sailmaker James Forten by D eird re O 'Regan James Porten (I 766-J 842j , a free African American maritime artisan, built a hugely successful business and p roved a savvy businessman, while pushing hard fo r social reform. Sea History j oins with Mystic Seaport Museum to present some of the stories of our notable African A mericans in maritime history.

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18 Maritime History on the Internet: Discussion Lists, by Peter McC racken 20 America's Cup Racing-The Oldest Competition in Sport, by Halsey C. H erreshoff Mr. H erreshoff, a naval architect and form er A merica's Cup sailor, takes us through the milestones and history of this fo rmidable competition.

24 Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology: 25 Years of Excellence at

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East Carolina University, by Dr. William Still Jr. East Carolina University celebrates its M aritim e Studies Program, which has been p roducing some of the country's most influential and p roductive maritime historians and nautical archaeologists for 25 years.

26 MARINE ART: Gordon Grant, by Louis Arthur Norton This prolific artist captured the personalities of the m en who worked in the age ofsail, and his sketches and paintings bring to life the details of work onboard the great sailing ships of the nineteenth century.

36 Historic Ships on a Lee Shore: New York Central No. 16, by Thomas Flagg Cover: The Yacht America W inning the Interna tional Race, 1851 by Fitz H ugh Lane. In 1851, the schooneryachtAmerica sailed to England to participate in a race against an English fleet of yachts. The crew stunned their competitors with a decisive win, setting the stage fo r the Longest running international competition in sports-the America's Cup. Image courtesy ofthe Peabody Essex M useum. (see pages 20-23 fo r a history ofthe Cup)

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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'...

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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