A hobby of mine is historical research and writing . Here are some of my publications.
“Before Lewis and Clark, Lt. Broughton’s River of names: the Columbia River exploration of 1792″ in Oregon Historical Quarterly, Oregon Historical Society, December 22, 2005
“The Lady Washington at Kushimoto Japan in 1791” in The Early Republic and the Sea: Essays on the Naval and Maritime History of the Early United States (Brasseys Ind) May 2001. Edited by William S. Dudley, Michael J. Crawford. The anthology includes contributions from eleven scholars in English, political science, American studies, and history who discuss the role of seafaring in the early history of the United States including maritime commerce, the literary depiction of America’s relationship to the ocean, smuggling, trade with the China, and an attempt to trade with Japan.
“Trials and Triumphs of a Lovely Lady: Washington’s Tall Ship Ambassador Lady Washington” in Pacific Time Machines: Recent Replicas and New Traditional Vessels, Edited by Mark Allen and published by Mains’l Haul – A Journal of Maritime History by the San Diego Maritime Museum 2005.
“The Mystery of the Brig Owhyhee’s Anchor” in The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord. 2008. The Northern Mariner/Le marin du nord is published by The Canadian Nautical Research Society in association with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH), Editor Roger Sarty. This essay was originally presented by Jim Mockford as a conference paper at the 14th Annual Symposium on Maritime Archaeology and History of Hawaii and the Pacific in Honolulu, a joint conference with NASOH.
Dance and Diplomacy at Nootka Sound and Monterey, 1792-1793″ in Noticias del Puerto de Monterey, Quarterly Historical Journal of the Monterey History and Art Association 2003.