Sea History 115 - Summer 2006

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OceanBoundfor History: a Continuing Education Program for Teachers of American History


he National Maritime Historical Society is collaborating with Ocean Classroom Foundation for a second year in offering OceanBound for History. This year, Mystic Seaport-The Museum of America and the Sea joins the team in developing and running a continuing education program for middle school and high school American history teachers onboard the schooner Westward, 7-13 August 2006. Teachers will sail the coastal and offshore waters of southern New England, departing from historic Mystic Seaporr. Through hands-on activities, formal readings, class discussions, and port visits, teachers will discover the fundamental role maritime history and the maritime experience played in the overall dev-

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elopment of the United States. Concepts in experiential education will be examined, enabling teachers to apply these insights in their own classrooms. Teachers will fully participate in the life and operation of the ship, gaining personal insight into shipboard culture, hierarchy, and work. Under the guidance of the professional Schooner Westward crew, teachers will learn the skills and arts of seafaring, discovering the life and mystery of the ocean world as only a sailor can. OceanBound for History is offered FREE OF CHARGE.* Room, board, and instruction are included. Participants will board and disembark in Mystic, CT. (*There is a $95 processing fee due upon acceptance.) Ocean Classroom Foundation owns and operates the schooners Westward, Spirit ofMassachusetts, and Harvey Gamage. For more information or to request application materials, please contact Ocean Classroom Foundation. Ph. 800 724-7245; OCF, 23 Bay St., Watch Hill, RI 02891; e-mail: mail@oceanclassroom. org;

Picton Castle If yo u have fantasized about selling yo ur wo rldly possessions and running off to sea on the barque Picton Castle, you may get yo ur chance to sail on her without making such a life-changing commitment. 1his summer, she'll be sailing to the Great Lakes as part of the American Sail Training Association's Tall Ships Challenge and berths are available to the public. Sailing from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, in late June and returning in early September, Picton Castle will transit the Sr. Lawrence River and sail through the Lakes, visiting several ports each way, and return via Prince Edward Island and N ewfoundland. One- to 10-week legs available. Picton Castle trainees experience sailing as an apprentice deckhand on a square-rigged ship. It's no cruise ship, so make sure you're ready to work. (Inquire: D avid Robinson, Voyage Coordinator, Barque Picton Castle, POB 1076, 132 Montague St. , Lunenburg, Nova Scotia BOJ 2C O Canada; Phone: 902 634-99 84; e-mail: info@picton-cas; www.picton-cas

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