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DECK LOG Don't Give Up the Ship "Don't give up the ship." The battle cry carries special meaning for our maritime heritage community; it reflects our dedication to the fight to preserve the historic vessels entrusted to our care. Nothing compares to the hands-on experience of seeing, touching, and-especially-operating a historic vessel. The physical ship itself can provide a powerful experience-for many, a life-changing one. But ships are created from perishable materials, and if we do not preserve them, or if we fail to preserve the skills that are used to build, maintain, operate, and navigate them, a great opportunity to preserve our maritime history wi ll be lost. With our regular feature, "Historic Ships on a Lee Shore," we encourage people to step up and join the effort to preserve a given vessel. In this issue, read about the historic tugturned-research vessel Kit Jones (see pages 34-36; then be sure to read the updates on ships listed on pages 46-56 in "Ship Notes," many of which have been featured "Lee Shore" ships in past issues of Sea History. From the This issue's "Historic Ship on a Lee Grear Lakes to the C hesapeake, from the Pa- Shore" is the Kit Jones, in Mississppi. cific coast to New York and New England, to across the Atlant ic to Germany, it is encouraging to see important vessels get muchneeded restoration work and being adapted to new educational mission s. In addition, vessels with a solid foundation of support are being maintained to ensure future decades HMS Surprise (ex-HMS Rose) in San Diego is back in the water af of service. How gratifying it is to see these ter a much-needed haulout. success stories, and what incredible dedication it takes to make this happen. As Bert Rogers, The Flying-P Liner Peking executive director of will head back to HamTall Ships America, burg, Germany, her origiSS Columbia departed Detroit nal homeport, in 2016 last fall and is currently in Buffalo, (who will speak at our en route to her new home in New annual meeting in Newport-see pages 8-9) told me not too long ago, the maritime heritage field York City. is so important chat, "if we were not all doing what we are doing, someone would have to invent us so it could get done." We salute the ship- and boatbuilders, naval architects, sailors, educators, maritime artisans, historians, sponsors, supporters, and all those who work in this small bur critically important industry. We especially salute all those who may have been discouraged, unThe M assachusetts-based schooner Ernestina-Morrissey is in Booth- derfunded and overworked-those who might bay Harbor, Maine, undergoing a have been tempted, but did not give up the ship. -Burchenal Green, NMHS President multi-year restoration. 4

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PUBLISHER'S CIRCLE: Perer Aron, G uy E. C. Ma idan d, Rona ld L. Oswald OFFICERS & TRUSTEES : Chairman, Ronald L. Oswald; Vice Chairman, Richardo R. Lopes; Presiden t, Burchenal Green; Vice Presidents, D eirdre O ' Regan, Wendy Paggiotta, N ancy Schnaars; Treasurer, Howard Slomick; Secretary, Jean Wort; Trustees: C harl es B. Anderson; Walter R. Brown; Wi lli am S. Dudl ey; David S. Fowler; William Jackso n Green; Karen H elm erson; Robert Kamm; Richard M . Larrabee; Guy E. C. Maitland; Capr. Brian McA.l lisrer; CAPT Sally Chin McElwreath, USN (Rec.); Capr. James J. McNamara; Michael W. Morrow; Richard Patrick O 'Leary; ADM Roben J. Papp Jr. , USCG (Rec.); Timothy J. Runyan; Richard Scarano; Ph ili p J. Shapiro; CapL Cesare Sorio; Roberta Weisbrod; Trustees-Elect: Erik K. O lstein; Wi lli am H. Wh ire; Chairmen Emeriti: Walter R. Brown, Alan G. Choate, G uy E. C. Mairland, Howard Slotnick; President Emeritus, Peter Stanford FOUNDER: Karl Kortum (1917- 1996) OVERSEERS: Chairman, RADM David C. Brown , USMS (Rec.); RADM Joseph F. Call o, USN (Rec.); live C ussler; Richard du Mou lin ; Alan D . Hurchison; Jakob Isbrandtse n; Gary Jobson; Sir Robin Knox-Johnsron; John Lehm an; H. C. Bowen Smith; John Scobart; Philip J. Webster; William H. Whire; W illiam Winterer NMHS ADV1SORS: Chairman, Melbourne Sm irh; George Bass, Oswald Brett, Fran cis Duffy, John Ewald, Timothy Foote, Steven A. H yman, J. Russel l Jini shian, Gunnar Lundeberg, Co nrad Milster, W illi am G. Muller, Stuart Parnes, Lori Dillard Rech, Nancy Hughes Richardson, Bert Rogers, Joyce Huber

SEA HIS TORY EDITOR IAL ADVI SORY BOARD: Chairman, T imorhy Runya n; Norman Brouwer, Robert Browning, William Dudl ey, Daniel Fin amore, Kevin Fosrer, John Jense n, Joseph M ea ny, Lisa No rling, Carla Rahn Phillips, Wa lter Rybka, Quentin Sned iker, Wi lli am H. W hi te NMH S STAFF: Executive Director, Burchenal G reen; M embership Director, Na ncy Schn aars ; M arketing Director, Sreve Lovass-Nagy; Comptroller, Anjoeline O suyah; Sta.ff Writer, Shell ey Reid; M embership Coordinator, Irene Eisenfeld

SEA HIS TORY: Editor, Deirdre O ' Rega n; Advertising, Wendy Paggiotta; Editor-at-Large, Peter Stanford Sea H istory is printed by The Lane Press, Sourh Bu rlingron, Vermont, USA.

SEA HISTORY 154, SPRING 2016

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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