Sea History 123 - Summer 2008

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(continued from page 44) History readers might find of interest restructuring of priorities for the US include: 400 years since Christopher Naval Academy's midshipmen sailing Newport sailed back w ith the first re-sup- program. Phillips reported that two years The Art of the Sea. Exquisite oil paintings and plying mission to Jamestown, VA, to dis- ago, about 1,000 midshipmen m ade sumreproductions by one of America's premier cover only 38 survivors. He returned with mer passages aboard the Academy's 21 44coastal artists Jack Saylor. Phone: 252 504-7022, 100 new settlers in January and returned foot sloops, getting "small-unit leadership to England in April. In July of the same trai ning" at sea and livi ng in close quarters year, Quebec City was founded by Samuel for one to two weeks at a time. This year, Great maritime history books from Washington de Champlain for France. Two hundred they only expect to send approximately State University Press. Shop online at wsupress. 125 "Mids." The Academy will maintain years later in 1808, importation of slaves is or call 800 354-7360. Free Catalog. banned in the United States for the first and continue to develop their intercolleCUSTOM SCRIMSHAW on antique ivory. Made time, in January. The fo llowing month, giate dingy raci ng program, but offshore by hand in the USA by me, Peter Driscoll. www. the ship Topaz, which had sailed from passage-making appears to be the victim Free brochure: chipsmay@aol. Boston in Apri l 1807, arrived in Pitcairn of budget curs and a different approach to com, Phone: 336 998-0459. Island and discovered the last survivi ng training under the leadership of the new Jonesport Nautical Antiques. We offer world Bounty mutineer, Alexander Smith , who (as of June 2007) superintendent Vice class nautical antiques & nautical gifts (old & was granted amnesty for the mutiny 18 Adm . Jeffrey L. Fowler. . . . In February, new): Phone 1-800-996-5655 or visit us on the web years before. 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