[No place: The Curtis Publishing Company, 1948]. Photography By Gus Pasquarella. Scarce, early first edition booklet. About Mystic Seaport Museum or Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Connecticut. While the museum was established in 1929 as the "Marine Historical Association", its fame came with the acquisition of the Charles W. Morgan in 1941, the only surviving wooden whaling ship from 2,700 ships that operated in the United States whaling fleet. This booklet is copyrighted 1948. Mystic is the largest maritime museum in the United States. It is notable for its collection of sailing ships and boats and for the re-creation of the crafts and fabric of an entire 19th-century seaport village. It consists of more than 60 historic buildings, most of them rare commercial structures moved to the 19-acre and meticulously restored. Also, laid in is a two-sided map of Mystic, published by O.E. Liebig in 1951, folded in the middle Also, with three old nautical-themed decals laid in. I have been unable to locate any other copy of this early booklet in the marketplace. I believe the author, Hamilton Cochran [1898-1977], is the American writer of historical novels with a nautical background. Cochran worked at the Saturday Evening Post and probably would have had a keen interest in Mystic. The booklet is printed with special permission of "The Saturday Evening Post." 8vo., pictorial white wraps; 13 pages. Item #58386
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