Sea History 144 - Autumn 2013

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No. 144

SEA HISTORY

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CONTENTS 12 Historic Ships on a Lee Shore-Update on USS Olympia, by Burchenal Green 14 Battle of Lake Erie, 10 September 2013, by Captain Walter Rybka With the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie coming up in September, the US Brig

Niagara's captain, Walter Rybka, examines the battle as it played out and the controversy surrounding the failure of Niagara's first captain, Jesse Elliott, to engage and support his superior, Oliver Hazard Perry, in the fight that won control ofthe Great Lakes for the Americans.

20 Peter Rindlisbacher, Sailor and Master of Marine Art, Takes on the Battle of Lake Erie, by Donald E. Graves, illustrations by Peter Rindlisbacher 24 "For the Gallant Men of the Merchant Marine," Wartime Training at the Seamen's Church lnstitute's Merchant Marine School, by Johnathan Thayer The Seamen's Church Institute in New York has a long history ofsupporting merchant mariners, but when the US entered World War I in 1917 and World War II 24 years later, it stepped up and created the Navigation and Marine Engineering School to train men for the merchant service in wartime.

28 Sea History in a Brooklyn Cemetery, by John Rousmaniere A look at the tenants ofa Brooklyn cemetery reveals a wide range of maritime activity in New York Harbor and beyond, and the fate ofthe mariners whose end came in port.

34 An Upstart Maritime Museum is Thriving in Camden, New Jersey, by Michae.l H. Lang In one ofthe most crime-ridden cities in the country, a dedicated mariner led a grassroots movement to establish a maritime museum to ensure that the city's strong maritime roots are remembered and celebrated and, by doing so, to bring positive experiences to a new generation.

38 "She Floats!" The Launch of the Charles W. Morgan, 21July2013, by Deirdre O'Regan The 4 1/2-year restoration ofthe Charles W Morgan's hull is complete, and the 172-year-old whaling ship was relaunched in a spectacular event at Mystic Seaport in July. NMHS was there to witness the historic event.

46 The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2013, by Shelley Reid This year's awardees are America's Cup technical director Stan Honey; Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz, USGC; Cunard Cruise Line; and NMHS Vice Chairman Richardo R. Lopes. Read about their achievements and about how you can join them at this annual gala event this fall.

Cover: The Lawrence Takes Fire, by Peter Rindlisbacher, oil on canvas, 24" x 36" See pages 14-19 for the story on the Battle ofLake Erie by Captain Walter Rybka and pages 20-22 for artist Peter Rindlisbacher's interpretation of the events as they unfolded.

DEPARTMENTS 4 DECK LOG 5 LETTERS 8 NMHS: A CAUSE IN MOTION 42 SEA HISTORY FOR Krns 50 MARITIME HISTORY ON THE INTERNET

51 SHIP NOTES, SEAPORT MUSEUM NEWS 57 CALENDAR 59 REVIEWS 64 PATRONS

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