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an d lanya rds and a ciny Ad anric Fisherm an swve in the galley. Twem y years lacer, Arden and Annie have sailed on m any voyages o uc of Gree nport, down eas t w New Englan d and Canada, w po ints so uch, or wherever che mood scrikes h er owner. Sean's ab ili cy w conscrucc bo th her boat and her scul ptu res fro m the gro u n d up is a fu rther testam em w her vivacio u s perso nality and rema rkab le talem in executing such projects. Scott's studio is much like a boatyard: completed sculpcures are susp ended fro m

the ceiling by block and tackle; sm al ler sculptures hang along che walls; and wo rks in progress are scan ered abouc che floor, surrounded by workbenches overflowing w ith vario us maceri als and wols. Amidsc che cluner of her scudio, individual sculpcures can be appreciated fo r their simplicity, elegance, and embodimem of real-life characceristics of ships and boats underway. H er m ore sparse silhouettes gracefully creace oudi nes of vessels with curved m ecal or wood pieces welded wgecher, suggesting billowing sails or the buoyancy of a boac at

"Ancestros II" A fascination and respect for the history of ancient boatbuilding is reflected in Arden Scott's "Spirit Boats"

sea. By the mid- l 990s, Arden was a seasoned seafarer on sm all- w mid-sized boacs. When her son sailed in w port as mate o n a 125-fooc wooden schooner charte red w run a semester-at-sea program, Arden was taken by rhe idea of going w sea on a bigger vessel. W hen rhe Sourhampwn College adminiscrawrs, who ran the SEAm esrer program, learned about the treasure in their own backyard, they offered Sco tt a job teaching mari time hisw ry, literacure, and d rawing o n the next semester's voyage. As rhey sailed alo ng the eastern seaboard and through rh e Caribbean w rhe coast of Venezuela, their pro fessor d id what she always had do ne-she gathered m aterials others had w ssed aside and starred making sculp cure. D iscarded skins from fish caught off rhe ship becam e hull materials fo r abstract ship models. When the marine biology class caught and dissected a shark in the Baham as, she salted the skin and made another boar model sculpture. She and her srudems investigated,

Old Salts. Arden Scott (right) joins Gloria Kim berly for a morning "mug up" on the deck ofthe schooner H arvey Gam age during SEAmester in 1995. An experienced teacher, Arden understood the value in exposing students to people who have spent their lives sailing the world's oceans and passing along the skiffs most people can only read about in books. "Mrs. K" and her husband Captain Arthur Kimberly sailed their brigantine Rom ance on two circumnavigations and several extended voyages to the South Pacific and the Caribbean between 1966 and 1989. Mrs. Kimberly died in Novem ber of2006

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Sea History 122 - Spring 2008  

16 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, by Philip J. Webster • 20 Wireless Goes to Sea: Guglielmo Marconi's Radio and SS Ponce, by Captain Henry...

Sea History 122 - Spring 2008  

16 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, by Philip J. Webster • 20 Wireless Goes to Sea: Guglielmo Marconi's Radio and SS Ponce, by Captain Henry...

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