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THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD
The history of the US Coast Guard begins with the dawn of American Independence. Today, this service has grown beyond all recognition and has become the envy of many countries. Where once the service was responsible solely for saving lives, it now performs myriad roles from sea-rescue to customs control. Christian Herrou
REVIVAL OF THE HEBRIDEAN SGOTH
Last seen in the 1920s, this clinkerbuilt boat was used by the fishermen of Port of Ness on the Isle of Lewis. Whilst cruising the Outer Hebrides the skipper of the Breton longliner, Reder Mor, met John Murdo Macleod, the last builder of the double-ended sgoth, who shared with him the story of the type and of the replica recently built in Ness. Serge Le Floch
THE BRIXHAM TRAWLERS
The large ketches of Brixham were among the last of Britain's fishing fleet to work under sail. These remarkable smacks, whose history closely parallels that of Brixham itself, survived both the advent of the engine and the coming of the railway, but were finally defeated by a changing social, educational, and economic infrastructure. Some, however, were converted into yachts and, like the well-known Provident, are sailing to this day. Tom Cunliffe
CHARLES NAPIER HEMY (1841-1917) MARINE ARTIST
The son of a Newcastle musician, C.N. Hemy spent two years as a deckhand before becoming a professional artist. Having decided to focus on nautical subjects in his painting, he moved to Falmouth, Cornwall, from where he sailed the coasts of southwest England, studying the fishermen and creating canvasses of outstanding, yet moving, realism. Adrian Osler
THE FRENCH DAYBOAT TOFINOU
Custom-built on Ile de RT in 1928, this modest dayboat brought unceasing pleasure to the Menuteau family for more than thirty years. In 1986, local boatbuilder Philippe Joubert, together with his brother, Michel, a successful yacht designer, restored the boat and produced a quality fiberglass reproduction. Today, more than 120 Tofinous have been built and are sailing as far away as the Pacific Northwest in America. Pierre-Henri Marin
THE RETURN OF THE BALTIMORE CLIPPER
As privateers during the War of 1812, the Baltimore clippers became famous throughout the western world. With the return of peace, however, they struggled to find a role and disappeared from American waters for more than a century. In 1976, the first of two replicas was launched from the city of Baltimore, Maryland. When she was lost at sea in 1986, the people of Baltimore cried out for a replacement. Jenny Bennett
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