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potential research projects with library or curatorial staff members. The suitability of a project to their collections is the primary consideration of the award committee. (e-mail : rkrill@winterrhur.org; www.winterrhu r.org/ research/fellowship. asp) The editors of the World History Review announce the re-issuance of the journal in an online format, housed at Texas State University. The journal welcomes submissions from a variety of disciplinary approaches. (World History Review, Dept. of History, MSC 166, Texas A&M, U niversity-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX 78363; Ph . 36 1593-3608; e-mail : kfdtfOO@ramuk. edu; http: //eco mmons.rxsrare.edu/whr/) ... In August, the steam yacht Cangarda was relaunched in San Francisco Bay after a 3-year restoration project. Owner Bob McNeil, who had just spent millions of dollars on the project, his restoration ream, and guests took a collective sigh of relief afte r the yacht righted itself after nearly capsizing during the launch. The 126-foot boat rolled on its starboard side, dangerously close to fully capsizing, before she came back on an even keel. Cangarda was a shell of a rusted-out hull, barely visible above the water in Boston H arbor when J Class Management took owner-

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ship of her in 2000. In 2003 , Bob McNeil, a San Francisco Bay area venture capitalist, bought the vessel and agreed to restore her. He brought on Jeff Rutherford of Rutherford Boar Works to oversee the restoration. Rutherford and McNeil also co llaborated o n the restoration of rhe 1911 Herreshoff P-Class sloop ]oyant and are also working together to restore the schooner yacht Coronet, currently at the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI. For those interested in Coronet and other yacht restoration projects, check our the IYRS open house on 8 December from l 1AM2PM. Prospective students and classic boar enthusiasts will get an inside tour of the

IYRS faci lities and programs. (IYRS, 449 Thames Sr., Newport, RI 02840; www. iyrs.org) . . . The day before the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum closed for the season, more than 120 rowers traveled to Vermont to participate in the James Wakefield Rescue Row. Hosted each year by LCMM at Burlington Bay, yo uth rowing reams from across New England competed in student-built 24- and 32-foot wooden pilot gigs. The event commem orates the daring rescue of the captain, crew, and passengers of the sailing canal boar General Butler by ship chandler

James Wakefield and his son, during a winter storm in 1876. The wreck of the General Butler was discovered in 40 feet of water in 1980 and has been documented by nautical archaeologists affiliated with the museum. The wreck si re lies within the Lake C hamplain Underwater Historic Preserve and can be visited by divers who follow the LCUHP guidelines. For derails on diving the w recks within the Preserve, visit /www. lcmm .org/shipwrecks_history/ uhp /uhp.htm. (LCMM, 4472 Basin Harbor Rd., Vergennes, VT 05491; Ph. 802 475-2022; www. lcmm.org) ... The John Carter Brown Library at Brown University recently awarded 43 fellowships to scholars from around the world for the 2007 -08 academic year. All of the fellows will be doing research in the library's collection of primary materials relating to European discovery, exploration, settlem ent, and development of the New World, the African contribution to the developm ent of the western hemisphere, and indigenous responses to the European incursion. The deadline for the 2008-09 research fellowships application is 10 January 2008. For a listing of fellows in residence and their research topics, plus information and applications, visit their (continued on page 44) SEA HISTORY 12 l , WINTER 2007-08

Sea History 121 - Winter 2007-2008  

Sea History 121 - Winter 2007-2008  

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