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SEA EDUCATION ABOARD SCHOONER WESTWARD
In three decades the American organization,SEA, has introduced hundreds of college students to the practices of traditional seamanship aboard its classic schooners but, unlike other sail-training bodies, SEA is merely concerned with the fundamentals of sailing. The author joins the crew aboard Westward to revisit his own student days and to take part in the schooner's final sea education voyage.
Matthew P. Murphy
SNOW SQUALL-THE LAST AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP
A unique survivor from the age of sail, American clipper Snow Squall was rescued, in part, from her longtime resting place alongside the Falkland Islands Company wharf in Port Stanley. Today a large section of her hull is on display in the Maine Maritime Museum. The author tells the ship's history and gives a first-hand account of the trails involved in recovering her for posterity.
THE TRADITIONAL CRAFT OF WALES
The maritime tradition of Wales has long been passed over in favour of the heritage of its neighbors. Yet the maritime history of the principality is longer than that of England and the diversity of its types and uses of boats is enormous-from skin boats to planked ships. The author presents an overview of an oft-ignored but nevertheless impressive maritime past.
HMS FOUDROYANT AND THE IMMORTAL MEMORY
Built in the late 1700s
PROFESSIONAL ROWING IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
There was a time in the 1870s when competitive rowing in the United States rivalled baseball in American popularity. By the turn of the century it had faded in importance but echoes of it were heard into the 1920s and '30s, long after amateurs had become the mainstream proponents of rowing. The author tells the short but fascination story of a forgotten period of American sport.
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