Sea History 126 - Spring 2009

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f>sHIP NOTES, SEAPORT & MUSEUM NEWS The Massachusetts Maritime Academy training ship Enterprise got underway in January for the annual Sea Term semester under a new name-USTS Kennedy. The name change was made to honor the Kennedy family's maritime and public service legacy, according to Admiral Richard G. Gurnon, the college president, and a rechristening ceremony took place at the Academy's campus along the Cape Cod Canal just before they got underway. The 540-foor Kennedy was built as the Velma Lykes in Avondale Shipyards in New Orleans, LA, for Lykes Brothers Steamship Co. in 1967. She served Lykes until 1986 when she was placed in the National Defense Reserve Fleer. Renamed Cape Bon, she saw service in Operation Desert Storm in the Arabian Gulf in 1991. Afterwards, she was converted to a "public nautical schoolship" and delivered to the Academy in 2003. The Academy renamed her Enterprise after the school's first training ship, USS Enterprise, which served as a floating classroom and dormitory in Boston from 1893 until 1909. USTS Kennedy

(MMA, 101 Academy D ., Buzzards Bay, MA 02532; Ph. 508 830-5000; WWW. .. . The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer approximately twenty short-term research fellowships for 2009-2010. These grants provide a stipend of $ 1500-$2000 for four weeks of research at the Society sometime between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2010. Shorr-term awards are open to independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and PhDs or the equivalent, with candidates who live fifty or more miles from Boston receiving preference. Application deadline is 1 March 2009. (For more information on how to apply: contact Jane Becker, MHS, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 ; Ph. 61 7 646-0518 ; email: fellowships@masshisr. org; ... 40

Captain Walter Rybka of the Erie Maritime Museum and the US Brig Niagara will host the 2009 Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) conference in Erie, Pennsylvania, on 29-30 May. In US Brig Niagara

addition to papers, presentations, and receptions, conferees can expect some time on the water, both sailing on Niagara and sailing and rowing Niagara's small boats (see article on Niagara's sailing programs on pages 22-27 of this issue). Derails and updates will be available at CAMM's web sire: www.councilofamericanmari rim pages/Meetings.hrml) . . . The Marine Technology Society Scholarship Program is a great opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in marine engineering or science. Scholarships are targeted to students with an interest in marine instrumentation , technology, engineering, and related subjects. Applications for the 2009/2010 academic year must be received no later than 15 April. Derails and applications are available at: education/ scholarships.aspx. The Marine Technology Society is nor-for-profit professional society comprising ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. (MTS, 5565 Sterrett Place, Suite 108, Columbia, MD 21044; ... This summer, Old Dominion University's history department will sponsor "Maritime History Adventures," a day camp for kids, ages 6-10. Campers will learn about ships, navigation, famous mariners, nautical archaeology, life on the sea, and more through a variety of activities, crafts, and field trips.

(History Dept., Old Dominion University, Batten Arts & Letters, 8000, Norfolk, VA 23529; Ph. 757 683-3949; http:// al.od u .ed u/ history/ mari rime_hisro ry _ camp.shrml) ... Use a nautical-theme business card? Maine Maritime Museum is collecting business cards with nautical logos, terminology, and/or symbols for their exhibition, "The Sea Within Us: lconically Maritime in Fashion and Design." Exhibition is now through 19 April 2009. Any and all business cards welcome. (Send to Chris Hall, Curator of Exhibits, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Sr., Bath, ME 04530; email: hall@ ... The Age of Sail Maritime Alliance is a newly established organization formed to "accurately recreate the culture, people, skills and trades of the seamen, mariners, and boatmen in North America during the period 1739-1815." Ir was established to serve in an administrative capacity, bringing together similar maritime elements of the Seven Years War, the American Revolution, and the War of 1812. TI1eir mission is to support historical education through living history events, educational programs, and public demonstrations using historic boats and maritime resources to portray and reach this facet of our history. (For more info: contact johnaraylorl @ or damian@privareermedia. com) ... Looking for work in shipping, transportation, or the engineering industry? Check out, an internet job board for employers, recruiters, and job seekers.

. . . Two weeks before leaving office, President George W. Bush designated three areas of the Pacific Ocean as marine national monuments. The Marianas Trench, The Pacific Remote Islands, and The Rose Atoll Marine National Monuments cover areas that span 195,274 square miles. Destruction or extraction of prorecred resources within the boundaries of these monuments will be prohibited, as will commercial fishing in the coral reef ecosystem areas of the monuments. Scientific and recreational activities may be


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