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Mr. Melbourne Smith

President

International Historical Watercraft Society

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International Historical Watercraft Society

Background Information

Employment History

Naval Architect

The Lynx Educational Foundation

Designer and Consultant

The Lynx Educational Foundation

Designer

NAVAL HERITAGE SOCIETY LTD

Affiliations

Advisory Board Chairman
National Maritime Historical Society

Trustee
American Ship Trust

Founder
American Clipper Trust

Web References (17 Total References)


The Naval Heritage Society

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Lead Designer, Melbourne Smith Hornet Project logo

Mr. Smith has been researching, designing, and building historic sailing vessels for more than 35 years. He is currently serving as President of the International Historical Watercraft Society and Advisory Board Chairman for the National Maritime Historical Society. His previous work includes the 1812 privateer Lynx and the brig Niagara, as well as Pride of Baltimore, Spirit of Massachusetts and as an advisor to the replica of Captain Cook's bark Endeavor. Mr. Smith has an unequalled reputation for never having a cost overrun and never missing a deadline.


About The Lynx Educational Foundation

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Melbourne Smith Designer and Consultant

Well-known naval architect Melbourne Smith is the designer of Lynx. A designer and builder of historical sailing vessels for more than 25 years, Smith began his career in 1975 after 20 years of ocean and coastal sailing. In addition to Lynx, other ships he has designed are the U.S. Brig Niagara, Californian, Spirit of Massachusetts, Pride of Baltimore and Federalist.
A recognized marine illustrator with ship prints published by the U.S. Naval Institute and American Heritage Press, Smith is president of the International Historical Watercraft Society. He also serves as co-chairman of Advisors to the National Maritime Historical Society and is a trustee of the American Ship Trust.
In addition, Smith founded the American Clipper Trust, a not-for-profit organization which plans to construct the 1845 clipper ship, Sea Witch; its goal is to provide an experiential approach to maritime archeology as a working example.
He is a resident of Annapolis, Maryland where he lives with his wife, Lilith, and is currently leading national efforts to establish the American Clipper Ship Museum. He is also now working with the Fair American Historic Foundation to research, design and build the 1790 flagship of King Kamehameha's war fleet that helped unify the Hawaiian islands.


Lead Designer, Melbourne ...

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Lead Designer, Melbourne Smith The Naval Heritage Society

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Lead Designer, Melbourne Smith Lead Designer, Melbourne Smith
Mr. Smith has been researching, designing, and building historic sailing vessels for more than 35 years. He is currently serving as President of the International Historical Watercraft Society and Advisory Board Chairman for the National Maritime Historical Society. His previous work includes the 1812 privateer Lynx and the brig Niagara, as well as Pride of Baltimore, Spirit of Massachusetts and as an advisor to the replica of Captain Cook's bark Endeavor. Mr. Smith has an unequalled reputation for never having a cost overrun and never missing a deadline.
Mr. Smith on the USS HORNET Project:


Project Sea Witch

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=== Below is Melbourne Smith's 1997 Presentation ===

Project Sea Witch Melbourne Smith, President, IHWS
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The builder has been aptly recognized in a feature article in WoodenBoat magazine"as, . . . indeed, the captain of the industry . . . is Melbourne Smith. Captain Smith is President of the International Historical Watercraft Society Inc.
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Melbourne Smith. President 1991-
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In 1978, Peter Stanford, director of the National Maritime Historical Society commissioned Melbourne Smith to build an American clipper ship.
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Smith founded the American Clipper Trust to finance and construct the Sea Witch . This was truly a great challenge, but due to the magnitude of the project not one that could be instantly set in motion. At that time, Capt. Smith had just successfully completed a commission to build an authentic topsail clipper schooner for the city of Baltimore and the celebrations for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution. The vessel sailed for Bermuda with Capt. Smith in command just ten months after the keel was laid.
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Other sailing craft from the past were researched, designed, and built by Melbourne Smith and the International Historical Watercraft Society, such as the Californian, official tall ship for Golden State, and the US Brig Niagara, Commodore Perry s victorious flagship from the War of 1812. Niagara's hull was launched in 99 working days. All his contracts have been completed on-budget and ahead-of-schedule, an uncommon record with high-quality wooden ship construction.


Project Sea Witch

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=== Below is Melbourne Smith's 1997 Presentation ===

Project Sea Witch
Melbourne Smith, President, IHWS
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The builder has been aptly recognized in a feature article in WoodenBoat magazine"as, . . . indeed, the captain of the industry . . . is Melbourne Smith."Captain Smith is President of the International Historical Watercraft Society Inc.
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Melbourne Smith.President 1991-
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In 1978, Peter Stanford, director of the National Maritime Historical Society commissioned Melbourne Smith to build an American clipper ship.
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Smith founded the American Clipper Trust to finance and construct the Sea Witch.This was truly a great challenge, but due to the magnitude of the project not one that could be instantly set in motion.At that time, Capt. Smith had just successfully completed a commission to build an authentic topsail clipper schooner for the city of Baltimore and the celebrations for the Bicentennial of the American Revolution.The vessel sailed for Bermuda with Capt. Smith in command just ten months after the keel was laid.
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Other sailing craft from the past were researched, designed, and built by Melbourne Smith and the International Historical Watercraft Society, such as the Californian, official tall ship for Golden State, and the US Brig Niagara, Commodore Perry s victorious flagship from the War of 1812.Niagara's hull was launched in 99 working days.All his contracts have been completed on-budget and ahead-of-schedule, an uncommon record with high-quality wooden ship construction.

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