Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Quotes from Manuscripts

Nov 1849 Wednes 28th My birth day I lay in my berth all day got some gruel in the PM which made me feel better it rained most all day I got some Sage Tea for my Supper. the Ship leaked some & went 9 knots today one of the Steerage Pas had 2 galls of Brandy stolen I expect that it was wanted by some one for Thanksgiving Lat 35:47 Long 56:14 Willard Childs - on the Reindeer enroute to San Francisco

Thursday, Thanksgiving Day Nov 28. Two weeks ago we looked forward to Thanksgiving Day as when we should perhaps be in, but light winds and calms have delayed us . E. has a holiday and I have only got one lesson, the last till we leave port. Today has seemed like Saturday to me; I do not know why. The weather still continues quite warm.{1889/11/28} Friday, Nov. 29. It is perceptibly cooler today. I have had a little sore throat today but it will not last long. We had the trunks out today and afterwards I ironed or pressed out one dress. The dresses are all very much creased. I am terribly tired. feel more like going to bed than anything else. Calista Stover en route to China.

Dear Father: Thank you for you letter of November 12. [1934] I certainly appreciate your thinking of me on the eleventh and I, too, thought of a great many happy birthdays spent at Bristol.I am going to try hard to come down at Thanksgiving time and then we can talk over some more about the comparison of Endeavour and Rainbow. L. F. Herreshoff to N.G. Herreshoff

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More from Dan...

I uploaded another video to YouTube last Friday. This one was put together for the America and the Sea Award Gala and focuses on our flagships. The video was written and narrated by Mike O'Farrell and edited by myself. You can find it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEJRzhh83TU. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

From Dan in Film and Video

I just wanted to let you all know that today I uploaded a new video onto our YouTube channel. This video, edited by Brandon Morgan and shot by Brandon and myself, is set to music and shows the Charles W. Morgan as she is moved from Chubb's Wharf to the Shipyard. I invite all of you to check it out and let us know what you think. You can find the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD3GtNAehBY. If you like that, Brandon and I have produced and uploaded a number of videos you may be interested in as well, including Charles W. Morgan, the Last of Her Kind, Olin Stephens-Simply Brilliant, and videos about the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous and the 100th Birthday Celebration of SABINO. They can all be found on our YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/MysticSeaportVideos. Also, be on the lookout for another upload coming soon about the new "Sentinels of the Sea" exhibit. Thank you and enjoy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New (Old) Yacht Registers Online

The American Yacht List, 1874, 1881, 1882, 1883, and 1884 have been added to the list of searchable yacht registers on the Collections pages. Since their inception in late September, the Yacht Registers have received over 3000 hits, and been mentioned in various web pages and forums including Woodenboat.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Christmas ideas

Sail Classics offers hand-crafted and meticulously detailed models based upon Mystic's historic vessels.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Immigrant passenger's diary

News from Cataloging Services:

Misc. Vol. 783, Manuscripts Collection, G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc.

Diary, 1842 July 29-1842 October 16, of an unknown British immigrant passenger, probably a young man traveling with his family, aboard the ship QUEBEC, F. H. Hebard, master. Includes description of voyage from Hastings, England to New York with brief entries on the Quarantine Grounds and Customs House at Staten Island and continues with a description of the family's canal-boat trip up the Hudson River and Erie Canal to their new home in Albion, NY.

Research indicates that the keeper sailed as one of 150 steerage class passengers on the ship QUEBEC, a Swallowtail Line packet ship managed by Fish & Grinnell & Co., NY. Unique description of travel on the Hudson River and Erie Canal.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Call for Papers: WATERWAYS AND BYWAYS, 1600-1890, to be held in June 2009.

The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife is accepting proposals for papers and presentations on the subject of early transportation networks operating within New England and contiguous portions of New York and Canada before 1890. Based on the premise that New England's everyday economy, much like its culture, depended on regional interconnectivity, this conference attempts to examine the physical, professional, and cultural networks that facilitated and encouraged this movement. Specifically, the conference seeks proposals on river and canal life, on tavern circuits, and on the rise of overland stagecoach routes.

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