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SEA HISTORY

No. 154

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CONTENTS 10 The 2016 National Maritime Awards Dinner NMHS and the Naval Historical Foundation present the 2016 National Maritime Awards Dinner. j oin us for our annual gala event at the National Press Club in Washington, D C! 12 ICMM in Hong Kong, the 2015 International Congress of Maritime Museums, by Burchenal Green and Deirdre O'Regan For the first time in its history, the ICMM held its biennial conference in Asia this past November, where attendees from institutions around the world, large and small, had a unique opportunity to network, debate, support, and encourage best practices for the maritime museum community. 16 So Old a Ship: Twilight of the Arab Dhow, by Marion Kaplan In 1974, photojournalist Marion Kaplan embarked on an expedition to document the last generation ofArab dhows, sailing with the monsoon along ancient trading routes. Here, she shares glimpses of that journey, and ofthe way oflife of the dhow captains and crews. 22 Racing the Goldplaters-the Tradition Continues, by John C. No nh II Summer visitors to Maryland's Eastern Shore are treated to a spectacle ofathleticism, tradition, history, and good fun at the annual Chesapeake Bay log canoe races. There is a history to the evolution ofthese remarkable vessels that have sailed and raced for more than 100 years. 30 We Know Ocean! Improving Ocean Literacy at Cal Maritime, by Colin Dewey, Alexander Parker, Steven Runyo n Recognizing the critical link between the health ofthe oceans and the survival ofourplanet, California Maritime Academy is taking the lead in improving ocean literacy among ourfuture professional master mariners and leaders shaping environmental and economic policy. 34 Historic Ships on a Lee Shore: KitJones is Waiting for You, by W illiam C. Fleetwood Jr. Leisure yacht of the rich and famous, wartime fireboat, and scientific research vessel-the 1939 Sparkman & Stephens designed Kit Jones has had a remarkable career. Currently, she sits abandoned in a Biloxi boatyard, awaiting her next reincarnation. 38 The Brothers Eldridge: Extraordinary Mariners in an Extraordinary Age, by Vincent M iles Nineteenth-century ship captainsfaced professional obsolescence with the transition from sail to steam, a new technology that required the skills ofan engineer over the expertise ofthe sailing master. Three brothers from Cape Cod, however, prevailed, becoming elite ship masters ofboth.

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Cover: The Wait/Flying Cloud, by Marc Castelli. Watercolor, 22 x 15 inches. (See article on pages 22-27 for more on Chesapeake Bay log canoes.)

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Sea History 154 - Spring 2016  

10 The 2016 National Maritime Awards Dinner • 12 ICMM in Hong Kong, the 2015 International Congress of Maritime Museums, by Burchenal Green...

Sea History 154 - Spring 2016  

10 The 2016 National Maritime Awards Dinner • 12 ICMM in Hong Kong, the 2015 International Congress of Maritime Museums, by Burchenal Green...

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