In the Pages of Sea History 169
Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 169:
A Century of the Jones Act, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, PhD
Maritime historian and former merchant mariner Salvatore Mercogliano tells the story of the straits the US was in when foreign-flagged vessels were no longer carrying cargo after the start of the First World War, and makes the case for preserving the Jones Act.
The Catalpa Incident: An American Whaler Getaway Vessel and Australia’s
Most Daring Prison Break by Erika Cosme
Escaping from Australia’s Fremantle Prison seemed an implausible idea, but a team of American and Irish rebels set a meticulous plan in motion and bided their time to pull off the impossible.
“When We See Whales”—Transcribing Captain Lawrence’s Logbook by Mia Sigler
Mia Sigler offers us a student’s perspective on studying the logbooks of whaling captain Lewis H. Lawrence while retracing part of his journey off the coast of New Zealand.
Fighting Head Winds, Not Windshields by Joel Stone
Did the automobile put the steamship out of business? Detroit historian and curator Joel Stone argues that this long accepted assumption is a false narrative.
A Constitution Yarn, Untangled by William H. White
Have you heard the one about Constitution’s maiden voyage and a remarkable quantity of wine and spirits? Maritime historian and author Bill White would like to set the record straight.
Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle by Whitney Van Dyke
For the first time in 60 years, the paintings from Jacob Lawrence’s celebrated series, Struggle: From the History of the American People (1954–56), are reunited in a national exhibition, curated by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Lawrence’s 30 dramatic panels interpret pivotal moments in the American Revolution and the early decades of the Republic.
A False Economy: The Coast Guard’s Largest Single-handed Seizure During Prohibition by CAPT Daniel A. Laliberte, USCG (Ret.)
Ensign Charles Duke, USCG, got word that rum runners would be attempting to smuggle alcohol into the Port of New York on July Fourth weekend, 1927. Would he be able to spot them—or apprehend them—in the middle of a dark and stormy night?
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- Marine Art News
- Sea History for Kids
- Ship Notes, Seaport & Museum News
- Maritime History on the Internet
- Book Reviews
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