Sea History 140 - Autumn 2012

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mas terpieces from 1883 until his death in 19 10 . Purchased by the Portland Museum of Art in 2006, the studio will be used to celebrate the artist's life, to enco urage scholarship on Homer, and to educate audiences to appreciate the artistic heritage of Winslow H omer and Maine. In celebration of the opening of the studio, the museum w ill showcase the related exhibition Weatherbeaten: Winslow Homer and Maine, on view 22 September through 30 D ecember 201 2. Comprised of 30 major oils and watercolors painted during Homer's tenure at

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the Studio , the exhibition will introduce new perspectives on Homer's life and wo rk. (Portland Museum of Art, 7 C ongress Square, Portland, M E 04 101 ; Ph. 207 775-6 148; www. portlandmuseum . org) .. . The American Salvage Association (ASA) together with the North American Marine Environmental Protection Association (NAMEPA) recently announced an awards competition for marine science projects conducted at the high school and undergraduate college levels. The initiative is intended to highlight the importance of preserving the marine environment through the use of sound environm ental practi ces, to raise awareness of the art and science of marine salvage, and to promote careers in the salvage and maritime industries . Projects involving marine sciences that were conducted in 201 2 are eligible and should focus on o ne of the followin g areas : marine enviro nmental care, marine engineering, ocean engineering, meteorology, underwater ro botics, air emissions from ships, alternative fuel supplies for ships, oil and ch emical spill remedi ation, offshore well co ntro l, di ving systems, m arine biology, marine ecosys tems, marine microorganisms, ship design, ship breaking, recovery of sunken ships, cargo, fuel (continued on p.43) SEA HISTORY 140, AU TU MN 2012

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