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had been the 2nd-oldest active ship in the US Navy, after USS Constitution. She was launched 21 May 1960 in Camden, NJ, and commissioned the following year at Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, where CNO Arleigh Burke called her the “forerunner of a new and greatly improved line of carriers.” The first aircraft carrier to be awarded a Presidential Unit Citation, the ship served six tours in Vietnam between 1963 and 1976. (UKHVA, www.kittyhawkvets. com) … The Sailing Museum in Newport, RI, will open its doors to the public for the first time on 10 May 2022. Home to the National Sailing Hall of Fame

Mystic Seaport Museum is one of 21 institutions nationwide to be designated a NASA Informal Education Community Anchor. The NASA designation will provide a $24,266 grant for Mystic’s Treworgy Planetarium to expand student participation in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math), and bring programming related to space exploration to traditionally underserved areas. Using NASA STEM resources, Mystic will engage

middle school students in Eastern and Southern Connecticut. Treworgy Planetarium supervisor Brian Koehler stated that the museum is “excited to create new opportunities where students can experience the feelings of discovery and confidence that space exploration and STEM engagement is all about.” Through the grant funding, the Planetarium will be developing hands-on STEM programs to be implemented on-site, in-school, and virtually,

Anne T. Converse Photography

TRADITIONAL WOODEN SHIP'S WHEELS

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Neith, 1996, Cover photograph

Wood, Wind and Water

and America’s Cup Hall of Fame, the museum is located along the waterfront in downtown Newport in the historic Armory building, which once served as the press office for the America’s Cup. Visitors will take a personalized journey through six thematic areas beginning with the selection of their boat, which then becomes their avatar throughout their museum experience. The tour, a mix of high- and low-tech interactive exhibits, begins with Wind & Water, where visitors will learn about points of sail, ocean stewardship, the anatomy of a boat, and the evolution and principles of design. Making of a Sailor explores the mental and physical aspects of the sport, including navigation, tactics, leadership, and decision-making, as well as agility, speed, strength, and endurance. In Teamwork visitors discover how sailing is a unique balance of all these elements and one that brings people of varying skill sets together. Competition takes visitors to the top of the sport, when all components are executed at the highest level. Finally, more than 175 sailing greats of the National Sailing Hall of Fame and America’s Cup Hall of Fame are presented in Legends of Sailing. (365 Thames Street, Newport, RI; www.the sailingmuseum.org; www.nshof.org) … SEA HISTORY 178, SPRING 2022

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