Sea History 119 - Summer 2007

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We Welcome Your Letters! E-mail: or send mail to: Editor, Sea History, 7 T imberknoll Rd. , Pocasset, MA 02559 My thanks to Sea History for telling the story again, and my salute to an histo ric ship's service in both wars.

PUSSER'SÂŽ "Th e single malt of rum


LCDR, USNR (RET) Seattle, Washington

Accolades for the John Smith Shallop As a newcomer to Sea History, I want to express unreserved praise for yo ur publication . I was drawn to yo ur last issue (118) by the outstanding article "Exploring the C hesapeake Bay with Captain John Smith : 1608 and 2007," authored by Christopher Cerino and Philip Webster. I am no stranger to the m any important educatio nal contributions Sultana Projects has made to studen ts and citizens of the greater C hestertown communi ty. Building the schooner Sultana was but their first success story; the John Smith shallop is the lates t p roject to d raw national attention . Now, as is true for all good history, yo ur article becomes an important part of telling the story of the reenactment of Captain John Smith's shallop voyage. Ir is fitting that the 2007 NMHS Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Educatio n is being awarded to the Captain John Smith Four Hundred Project. Thousands of people are curious to know more abo ut the shallo p that was recently "launched" at Jamesrown. The article tells the story of the challenges and achievements of a dedicated effo rt to recreate this important event in o ur nation's history. The splendid illustrations allow us to envision the scenes; this summer, the reenactment voyage will bring this srory ro life. Co mbined with the exhibits that will travel to two dozen ports of call aro und the C hesapeake, this article and related publicity will be a record of las ting value. Sometimes capturing history can be as impo rtant as the history itself; this is one of those times and I jo in people everywhere in expressing our collective gratitude to Sea History. Thanks also to Sultana Projects. I wish all yo ur readers could see what this o rganization has m eant to our communi ty and share with us the enormous pride we feel in the new life they have inspired in our colo nial town. ROBERT G. SMITH C hestertown, Maryland SEA HISTORY 11 9, SUMMER 2007

and the fath er ofgrog"

Forbes writes, "Pusser s is still made in the same way it was at the time of Trafalgar - in wooden pot-stills as opposed to modern industrial column-stills. This results in the most fidl-jlavo red rum available anywhere ".

The original Navy Rum and the father of grog as the rum of Great Britain 's Royal Navy and Royal Marines for more than two centuries.

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usser's isn't for everyone. Some people prefer rums that are almost flavorless when compared to the intensely rich flavor of Pusser's. But if you want a rum that you can enj oy sipping, or still taste through the mix of your favorite cocktail, then Pusser's is for you. Try a Pusser's and Cola sometime and taste the difference.


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