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will be cleaning and stabilizing the kayaks (made from animal skins, primarily walrus, seal and caribou) in full view of visitors. The goal is to stabilize the kayaks and preserve as much of the original construction materials and methods as possible, as opposed to restoring them to their origi nal pristine state. (NBWM, 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA 02740; www. whalingmuseum.org) . . . The American Historical Association is now accepting nominations for nineteen different prizes and awards, including The James A. Rawley Prize in Atlantic History, an award for historical writing that explores the integration of Adantic worlds before the rwentieth century. Awards are given for written works, contributions to a given field, achievement in editing of historical sources, and other media, such as film and video. The application deadline for each is 15 May 2009. Application instructions and further details on each award criteria can be found online at http://www.historians.org/prizes .... Dr. Richard Price, a Post-Doc in Philosophy at Oxford, has recently launched a new web site, www. academia.edu, which displays academics around the world structured in a 'tree' format, displayed according to their departmental and institutional affiliations, and allows academics to view news on the latest research in their area. Academics are encouraged to add their departments and themselves to the tree by clicking on the boxes. Independent researchers not associated with a universiry can add themselves to the "Independent Researchers" portion of the tree at http:// independent.academia.edu. As of this printing, more than 27,000 names and nearly 90,000 papers have been added to the site . ... Admiral James L. Holloway III announced his retirement as chairman of the Naval Historical Foundation in November. Holloway, who had a distinguished naval career that concluded with a tour as the 20th Chief of Naval Operations (197 4-1978), led the Foundation for 28 years. Admiral Bruce DeMars has been elected as the new chairman. Holloway was recruited to serve as the Foundation's 4th president in 1980 by Admiral Arleigh Burke. Meanwhile, the Naval Historical Foundation's collection at the

SEA HISTORY 126, SPRING 2009

CRUISE ABOARD THE WWII LIBERTY SHIP JOHN W BROWN

featuring music of the 40's by a live "Big Band!" See reenactors demonstrating military equipment and vehicles. Watch an exciting air show with flybys by several WWII aircraft !weather permitting). Enjoy a continental breakfast and a great all-you-can-eat buffet lunch. Tour the whole ship, including the engine room, museums, cargo holds, crew's quarters and bridge.

OUR2009 DAY CRUISES May 23, June 13, Sept. 12 All cruises depart from Baltimore, Maryland

Cost for each guest- $140. Inquire about Group Discounts. Restrictions & penalties apply to cancellations. Mail ticket orders to P.O. Box 25846, Highland Station, Baltimore, MO 21224-0546. (Please include name, address and phone number.)

Phone Orders: (410) 558-0164 •Fax Orders (410) 558-1737

www.liberty-ship.com We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover. Cruise profits maintain this Liberty Ship Memorial. A portion of your payment may be tax deductible. Officers and crew licensed and documented by the U.S. Coast Guard.

!HERE IS AWORLD TO EXPLORE rsviding programs of sea education and adventure aboard

eschooners HARVtY GAMAGE

PIRIT OF MASSACHUStTTS WfSTWARD.

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Sea History 126 - Spring 2009  

12 HISTORIC SHIPS ON A LEE SHORE: SOS for the Nantucket Lightship / LV-112 by Robert Mannino Jr. and Donald Whitehead • 16 The El Estero Fi...

Sea History 126 - Spring 2009  

12 HISTORIC SHIPS ON A LEE SHORE: SOS for the Nantucket Lightship / LV-112 by Robert Mannino Jr. and Donald Whitehead • 16 The El Estero Fi...