Larry Sowinski & Intrepid

Larry Sowinski

The USS Intrepid is a 900-foot-long aircraft carrier commissioned by the Navy in 1943. The ship was stationed in the Pacific during World War II, at one time taking a…

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Warren Marr II & Amistad

Warren Marr II 1916—2010 was a leading advocate for the preservation of African American history and culture for more than fifty years. Marr’s interest in the Amistad Event and in…

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J. Patrick Mahoney & USCG Eagle

vessel USCG Eagle

On 28 April 1978, construction workers in San Francisco’s financial district discovered the remains of the fabled ship Niantic. Abandoned in the Gold Rush in the city’s harbor, Niantic had…

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Capt. Irving Johnson

The Peking in full sail

Irving McClure Johnson (1905–1991) was an American sail training pioneer, adventurer, lecturer, and author. He is well-known for his 1929 voyage from Germany to Chile aboard a 345-foot, four-masted bark,…

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