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The museum's Herreshoff Institute, organized in 1998 , seeks to teach math and science through sailing. In 2010 the museum's After School Mentorship Program enro lled 15 students from East Providence, Warren, Bristol, and T iverton, RI; it aims to help yo ung people gain valuable skill s, wh ile contributing to their community's cultural heritage and modern industry. (HMM, One Burnside Street, POB 450, Bristol RI 02809 ; Ph . 401 253-5000; www.h erreshoff.org) ... The application deadline for the John Carter Brown Library (JCBL) research fellowships for 2012-13 is 15 December. Shorr- and long-term fellowships are open to scholars and writers working on all aspects of the Americas in the early modern period and require relocating to Providence, RI, to be in continuous residence at the J CBL for the full term of the award. Shorr-term fellowships are for 2-4 months with a monthly stipend of $2, 100; long-term fellows stay for 5-10 months with a monthly stipend of $4,200. Som e of the long-term fellowships are funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, for which an applicant must be an American citizen or have been resident in the United States for the three years preceding the application deadline. G rad uate students are not eligible for long-term fellowships. The John Carter Brown Library, an independently funded institution for advanced research at Brown University, will award approximately forty residential Fellowships for the year 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013. The Library con tains one of the world's premier collections of primary materials related to the discovery, exploration, and se ttlement of the New World to 1825, including books, maps, newspapers, and oth er printed objects. For more information , email jcbl_fellowships@ brown .edu; or visit www.jcbl.org) ... In recognition of her upcoming centennial, the tug Delaware is now being restored to her 1912 appearance in full public view at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, Maryland. Delaware is a rare example of a typical early 20th-century river tug. Built in 1912 in Bethel, Delaware, by boatbuilder William H. Smith, the 39-foot wooden vessel is a product of

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