Maritime activities
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19th Century Merchant Marine

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The fame of Captain John Winslow and the USS Kearsarge are put to good use at the National Sailor's Fair in Boston in 1864. Copies of the song, Welcome Song, Dedicated to the Commander, Officers, and Crew of the Kearsarge are sold to raise money for Civil War navy veterans.