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PETERHEAD- A FLOURISHING FISHING PORT
The fisherman of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, has waxed and waned through many centuries and today is facing the challenges of decreasing stocks and ever more invasive legislation. But the port is fighting the decline and holding its own both at home and on the world market. The survival of its industry has been remarkable and, says the author, the Harbour Truestees are still looking towards a sustainable and profitable future.
THE FAERINGS OF NORWAY
In Maritime No 19 Jean-Pierre Guillow considered the goegraphical spread, heritage, and traditional uses of Norwegian faerings. Here he studies the construction methods and materials of these beautiful boats and describes how they are manoeuvred under sail and oar.
HISTORY IN THE WATER - LAKE CHAMPLAIN
Lake Champlain is perhaps the most historic body of water in all North America. It holds one of the world's finest collections of well-preserved wooden shipwrecks from the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Today marine archaeologists and historians are exploring and recovering the wrecks to reveal tales of conflict and trade from a unique past.
Art Cohn and Kevin Crisman
THE MARIETTE STORY
Herreshoff's steel-hulled schooner Mariette was launched in Bristol, Rhode Island, in 1916 - the largest sailing yacht to be built in America that year. She survived many decades, several owners, and various alterations. Also surviving in their entirety were Herreshoff's original construction drawings, they led to one of the most meticulous yacht restoreations of recent years. Maynard Bray tells a remarkable story of a reborn classic, his text accompanied by a selection of Herreshoff's original drawings.
PITCAIRN AFTER THE BOUNTY
There can be few matitime enthusiasts who do not know the story of the mutiny on the Bounty and of the ensuing boat journey made by Captain Bligh and eighteen of his men, but what became of the mutineers who settled on Pitcairn? What of their descendants? The author, director of the Pitcairn Project of 1999, tells the story of a community that escaped capture, survived revolt and murder, was ravaged by disease, and yet lives on after more than two centuries.
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