Sea History 150- Spring 2015

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NMHS: A CAUSE IN MOTION NMHS returns to the US Naval Academy in Annapolis on 9 May for our 52nd Annual Meeting Over a decade ago, James W. Cheevers, senior curator of the United States Naval Academy Museum in Annapolis, Maryland, hosted our 2004 annual meeting at the US Naval Academy. Since then, members have asked us if we might return, and Jim has graciously invited us to do so. I am pleased to announce that our 2015 annual meeting is indeed returning to Annapolis, Saturday, 9 May, with ac tivities planned Friday through Sunday. NMHS annual meetings are open to all members; we look forward to seeing you there. Highlights of this year's meeting include:

Meeting in the newly renovated US Naval Academy Museum. Jim Cheevers will give us an overview of the museum, yard and crypt ofJohn Paul Jones, located beneath the chapel. The museum brings to life the story of the US Navy from the Revolution to today's modern . fleet and operations. You'll get to see Oliver H azard Perry's famous US Naval Academy campus on the Severn River. "Don't Give Up the Ship" flag from the Barde of Lake Erie and artifacts from USS Monitor. The Rogers Ship Model Collection is the ' nu afl, home to the u, rrS'"'AM largest collection of 17th- and 18th-century ship models on public display in N orth 1 v.n useum. Pre bie America. More than seventy models illustrate 200 years of develo pments in warship design. Maritime Heritage Reports. Internationally acclaimed historian RADM Joseph Callo, USNR (Ret.), author of john Paul]ones, America's First Sea Warrior, will talk about John Paul Jones. Lee Tawney, execurive director of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, will give us a presentation about the museum and its role along the Annapolis waterfront and as a national institution. Luncheon at the beautiful, historic US Naval Academy Club. The Club is located on the grounds of the Academy and combines military history and prestige with fine dining and superb service. The cost of the 2015 NMHS Annual Meeting, including breakfast, luncheon, presentation and tours is $65. Behind-the-Scenes Visit to the National Sailing Hall of Fame on 8 M ay, Friday, at 2PM. The National Sailing Hall of Fame is located in a temporary facility at Annapolis City Dock adjacent to the Academy. Its classic boat collection includes the replica sandbaggers Bull and Bear and the Concordia yawl Lacerta. The Tom Morris Library Reading Room houses the Walter Cronkite Collection as well as volumes from Gary Jobson's library. Come sailing with us aboard the 74-foot schooner Woodwind, Sunday, 10 May, on the Chesapeake Bay. Inspired by the pleasure yachts of the 1930s, Woodwind was built in 1993 by the Scarano Boar Builders in Albany, New York, and is owned and operated by Ken and Ellen Kaye. A fast and nimble sailer, Woodwind has won the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race many times. The sail is from 11AM until 1PM. $48.75 adults, $46 seniors (over 60). Places are limited and early reservations are recommended. We have a block of rooms reserved at Loews Annapolis Hotel at 126 West Street, from 7- 11 May. Rooms for single or double occupants with 2 double beds or a king bed are $ 189 per night, plus all applicable taxes. Discounted valet parking is $ 15/ day and self-parking is $ 12; limited on-street parking is available. lhe room block is set aside until 7 April, or until all the rooms have been reserved. Reservations can be made by telephone or online. Please identify


yo urself as part of the National Maritime Historical Society Group when making yo ur reservation through Loews Reservations Center, 800-526-2593. If you prefer to book online, visit their website at annapolis, select your arrival and departure dares, choose "Group" from the Parmer/Gro up Rares dropdown, and enter our group code, NAT507, in the code field. This is a lovely hotel and we found the food and service excellent. SEA HISTORY 150, SPRING 2015

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