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Upcoming exhibit to focus on two Mathews merchant mariners

The Mathews Maritime Foundation and Museum will be changing exhibits at the end of August. 

According to MMF spokesperson Nancy Lindgren, there are many photos, artifacts, news articles and memorabilia from World War II and other eras, so many that the original Merchant Marine Room has spilled over into a second room.

Lindgren said the new exhibit features a large collection of articles from Capt. Jack Stillman’s trip on the ESSO tanker Manhattan during its second voyage made to the Arctic. She said this trip was to determine the possibility and economics of moving crude oil from Alaska’s North Slope to markets in the continental U.S.

“The exhibit is displayed with interesting and informative memorabilia about the preparations as well as the journey,” Lindgren said. It includes holiday menus, magazines and newspaper articles, a flag they flew, and other personal possessions that Stillman has donated to the museum; all of which Lindgren said are another e...

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