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SEA HISTORY

No. 122

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CONTENTS FEATURED IN THIS ISSUE 16 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, by Philip J. Webster Host ofthis y ear's NMHS A nnual M eeting, CBMM interp rets the many facets ofthe region's history and examines the issues confro nting the Bay and its people. Trustee Phil Webster gives us a tour ofthis lively maritime center on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

20 Wireless Goes to Sea: Guglielmo Marconi's Radio and SS Ponce, by Captain Henry Helgesen The history of radio and maritime history are plaited together in the story of Guglielmo M arconi's first successful demonstrations of wireless communications in the US. H is choice of venue? Reporting live the A merica's Cup races of 1899 offSandy H ook, New j ersey.

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24 Benjamin Hiller and the Cutter Pickering in the Quasi-War with France, by William H. Thiesen W hen a ship was lost at sea with all hands, oftentimes the memory ofthe ship and those on board slipped from our memories as well. USCG historian Bill Thiesen teases out the story of Captain Benj amin H iller and his ship Pickering, lost at sea in 1800, and their role in the Quasi- ~r with France, 179 8-1800.

28 Arden Scott's Life in Art and Boats, by Susan P. Feldman It would be hard to p in down a single qualifier fo r Arden Scott-artist and sculptor, boatbuilder, sailor, bagpip er, maritime history and literature p rofessor. ... In this issue, we get a look at her recent works in sculpture and learn how separating the artist from the sea

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is an impossibility.

34 HISTORIC SHIPS ON A LEE SHORE: Tamaroa Slugs Her Way Through History by Bill and Judi Doherty The "Tam" or "Mighty Z" served both the Navy and Coast Guard heroically, at times engaging in and surviving near-suicidal rescues, fo r a half century. In her retirement, those who seek to restore her struggle with the usual challenges fa ced by a small group trying to save an historic vessel but they also have struggled with her dual identities and how she should be represented in her new role as an historic ship.

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42 Maritime History on the Internet: Searching the Web in Languages You Cover: USCGC Tamaroa holds station during "the Perfect Storm, " as her rescue boat is sent out to rescue distressed mariners in the North Atlantic in 1991. (Photo courtesy of the US Coast Guard; see p ages 34-37)

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DECK LOG AND LETTERS NMHS: A CAUSE IN MOTIO N

38 Sea History FOR Kms 44 OBITUARIES

46 SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM N EWS 51 CALENDAR 53 REVIEWS 56 PATRONS

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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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