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missions between 2004 and 2006 . The information they collected all owed Sanctuary m aritime archaeol ogists, w ith help from a local m aritime historian, to identify the shipwreck and conn ect it with N ew England's cultural landscape, a landscape do tted with granite quarries on coastal headlands and islands. Th e Lamartine is the Sanctuary's sixth shipwreck site to be includ ed on the N ational Register of Historic Places, administered by the U S D epartment of the Interio r's N ational Park Service. The wreck site's location within the Sanctuary provides protection unavailable to shipwrecks in other federal waters off M assachusetts. Federal regulations prohibit moving, removing, or injuring any Sanctuary historical resource, including artifac ts and pieces from shipwrecks o r other submerged archaeological sites. Th e NOAA Stellwage n Bank N atio nal Marine Sanctuary encompasses 842 square miles of ocean , stretching between C ape Ann and Cape Cod off M assachusetts. (http: //s tellwage n.noaa .gov) .. . The first tall ship that sailed into Halifax in July for the Tall Ships Nova Scotia 2012 created a buzz once onlookers discovered that it was sailed by an all-female professional crew and manned by six teenaged girls as trainees. Sisters Under Sail is a no nprofit organization that helps teen girls build co nfid ence, enhan ce their self-estee m, develop social conscience, and learn th e value of working togeth er to-

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wards a co mmon goal through sail training. Sisters was bo rn from the perso nal experiences of D aw n Santamaria and her famil y sailing aboard their topsail schooner, Unicorn, where her four daughters discove red th eir own leadership potential. The Sisters U nder Sail program is designed to build co nfidence in tee n girls and enco urages them to find their own po tential, courage, and tenacity. In its 13 yea rs of o peration , Sisters U nder Sail has sailed with m o re th an 45 0 teenage girls aboard Unicorn, nearly half of whom we re able to participate because of generous sponsors who share the goal o f broadening a girl's perspecti ve of her world through a unique and powerful learning experience. Sisters U nder Sail works closely with individual fa mili es, co mmunities, and yo uth o rganizatio ns to identify girls who show strong po tential and who wo uld benefit from such an experience. To sponso r a girl o r to send your daughter aboard for a Ii fr -changing voyage, co ntact Dawn Santam aria, the organization's found er, at dawn @s istersundersail.org. (Fo r more inform ation about Sisters Und er Sail , visit them o nlin e at sistersundersail.org or o n Facebook at facebook.co m/S istersUnd erSa il) ... Joe McCullough, education coordinator with the Alaska Office of Boating Safety was named the Western

States Boating Administrators Association (WSBAA) Boating Safety Educator of the Year on 12 June. Th e award recognizes a boating safety professional w ho achieves excellence in delivering a high-quality boating safety edu cation program. In addition to teachi ng students about boating safety, McCu llough trains instructors and has put a special emph as is on providing instru ctor training fo r Alas ka state troopers and military personnel. As a result, m o re boating safety educati o n programs are being offered now th an ever before. M cCullough's commi tm ent includes developing and improving Alaska's education curricula and numerolllS boating safety education publications as well as producing awardwinning videos such as "Cold Water Boating" and "Boating Alaska." In a state with no mandatory education requirement for boaters, M cCullough has taught boating safety courses to more than 900 people and coordinated the instruction for another 1, 100 students. The award is sponsored by Kalkomey E nterprises, parent compan y of Boat Ed• and www.boat-ed.com.

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