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1,700 Coast Guard artifacts are on loa n ro 275 non-profit organi zations th ro ughout the country. Individual artifacts, once they h ave been returned ro the Coas t G uard, will go into srorage, while others m ay be loaned ro other museums. Some may end up at the still-ro-be-built National Coas t G uard M useum in N ew London, CT. (MLM , 1 Park Drive, POB 111 6, Rockland , ME 04841; Ph. 207 594-3301 ; www.mainel ighthousemuseum. org. The US Coas t G uard C ura rorial Service and Exhibit Center is at 7945 Fernham Lane, Fores tville, MD 20747; Ph. 301 763-4008 ; www.uscg.mil/hq/ The Edward S. cg092/artifac ts/) Miller Research Fellowship in Naval History deadline is fast approaching on 1 August. The fellowship is an annual grant of$ 1,5 00, awa rded by the Naval War College Foundation. Selection is based on the bes t use of n ava l hisror y resea rch materials located in the Nava l W ar Co llege's A rchives, N aval Hisrorical C ollection, N ava l War College Museum , and H enry E . Eccles Library; applica nts with the greates t fin ancial need are give n priority. To apply, submit a detailed resea rch pro posal, including a full statement of fin ancial need , a comprehensive resea rch plan fo r optimal use of Naval Wa r College materials, curriculum vitae, at leas t two letters of recommendation, and releva nt background info rmation by 1 August ro: M iller N aval Hisrory Fellowship Co mmittee, Naval W ar College Foundation, 68 6 C ushing Road , Newport RI 0284 1-1207; www. usnwc.edu (click on "Research & Gam ing" on the homepage) ... Sabino, the 1908 wooden steamboat owned and operated by Mystic Seaport Museum, was hauled out and moved into the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard's main shop to undergo an extensive restoration that will take about a year. Sabino is 57 feet long and 23 feet on the bea m, but still small enough ro fit indoors, allowing the staff to work more co mfo rtably in all seasons. The main task planned is ro replace the shaft log and inspect and replace the keel bolts; ro access these spaces fro m in side the hull, the engine, boiler, and wa ter tan k had ro be removed . Sabino was built in East Boo thbay, Ma ine, and spent mos t of her career

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fe rrying passengers and ca rgo between Maine rowns and islands. She was acquired by Mystic Seaport in 1973 and is used as an excu rs ion vessel on the M ys tic Ri ver. She is powered by her original 75 horsepower two-cylinder compound steam engine; h er boiler is fueled by burnin g coal. In late April , the museum

Sabino being backed into the shop. announced that it has been awa rded a $199,8 06 Ma ritime H eritage G rant by the N ational Park Service ro support the Sa bino resroration proj ect. On the other side of the museum ca mpus, demolition of the G . W . Blunt White building, which until a few yea rs ago housed the museum's research library, began in January ro make space for the new M cGraw G allery Quadra ngle and the Thompson Exhibition Buildin g. The Quadrangle is scheduled ro open on 15 June; the Thompson Exhibition Building is scheduled ro open in autumn 2016. (75 Greenmanville Ave., M ys tic, CT 06355; www. mys ticseaport.org) . . . On 27 April, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the recipients of the 2014 Maritime Heritage Grants. Thirty-five grants rotaling $2,607,025 were awarded to applicants from 21 states . Proj ects funded include maritime education and information access projects; exhibit and heritage trail development; preservation of ships, lighthouses, and other maritime properties; and su rvey and conservation of underwa ter arch aeological resources. In 1994, Congress passed the N ational Maritime H eritage Act, which included the establishment of the N ational M aritime H eritage G rants Program within the D epartment of the Interior. The grants program is admini stered by the N ational Park Service in partnership with the M aritime Administration and

provides fundin g fo r "education and preservation projects designed ro preserve h isro ri c m aritime resources a nd ro increase pu blic awa reness and appreciation for the m a ritime h eritage of th e United States." Funds come from a portion of the pro ceeds from the sale or scrappin g of obsolete vessels from the National D efense Reserve Fleet (NDRF). After the passage of the act in 1994, only a single round of grants was awa rded. In the interve ning yea rs, the m aritime heritage community, led by the N ational M aritime All iance with support from the N ational Maritime Historical Society, lobbied members of Congress for the program ro be re-funded. In 201 3, the NPS and M A RAD entered into a memora ndum of ag reement that establi shed a partnership ro pro mote and adva nce public awa reness and appreciation fo r the nation's m aritime heritage, including re-establi shment of the grants program. In the 2014 grants cycle, 135 proposals were submi tted for consideration, with grants being awarded to 35 of them . A sampling of the winning proj ects are listed here. For the full list, go to www. nps.gov/maritime/grants/ recipients. h tm . A mong the 2014 M aritime H eritage Gra nt recipients are: Sealas ka H eritage Institute in A las ka ro document and exhibit the trad itional Tlingit and H aida halibut-hook fishery ($39,496); the M aritime Museum of San Diego in Californi a to replace the weather decks of the Star of India ($ 192,794); Divin g With a Purpose Maritime Arch aeology Educational Field Program in Florid a to run fi eld schools to train students as recreational scuba divers in maritim e archaeology, with a fo cus on minorities ($25 ,960); University of Georgia M arine Ex tension Service to produce a documentary on the maritime cultu ral history of commercial fi shing on the Georgia coas t ($4 1,837); Penobscot Marine Museum in Maine to digiti ze, re-house, catalogue, and publish online the museum's 20th-century image collection ($4 0,784); Living C lassroo ms Foundation in M aryla nd to repair and preserve the spars, fi ghtin g tops, and running riggin g on USS Constellation ($ 89,596); M aritime Glo u cester in M assachu se tts to build a viewin g platform around part

SEA HlSTORY 151 , SUMMER 2015

Sea History 151 - Summer 2015  

10 Effie M. Morrissey in the Pacific-a Letter from Sea, 1928, by Harry Whitney; introduction by Chester Brigham • 16 Lafayette's Hermione:...

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10 Effie M. Morrissey in the Pacific-a Letter from Sea, 1928, by Harry Whitney; introduction by Chester Brigham • 16 Lafayette's Hermione:...

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