Lea Edgar, Librarian & Archivist at Vancouver Maritime Museum, recently queried:
I was wondering if anyone has produced a comprehensive thesaurus or vocabulary for types of vessels? I see a lot of lists out there but none seem to be very official. I am looking for a list that will include broader and narrower terms so that we can include it in a new database we are building. For instance, I want it to include all the different types of fishing vessels. Thanks for your help.
If anyone has created such a guide, please share it with Lea at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is seeking an experienced wooden boat builder with at least three years of teaching experience–middle school student experience preferred–as well as, program design/lesson planning curriculum management and delivery.
College degree or equivalent required. Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Google applications required. Organizational, problem-solving and leadership skills are essential, with excellent oral communication skills for interaction and program promotion to Museum visitors and the general public. Evening and weekend hours may be necessary.
Full time position with excellent benefits. Send letter with resume and references to Human Resources, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, MD 21663, or email: email@example.com.
Submitted by Kristen Greenaway, July 27, 2015
This position is located in the Collections Management Section, Curator Branch, Collection Management Division, Naval History and Heritage Command located at the Defense Supply Center in Richmond, VA. The Curator Branch is responsible for the management of Navy properties of historical and inspirational value, including artifacts, shipboard equipment, ordnance, uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia. This responsibility encompasses accessioning, preserving, storing, accounting for, and loaning to eligible recipients the properties in the Navy’s historical collections.
Dennis Brookie is reaching out to CAMM members in an effort to learn how other historic sailing vessels “provide accessible experiences on board.” He is working with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park to improve access to Alma, an 1891 wooden-hulled scow schooner and National Historic Landmark. The National Park Service maintains and operates this ship to provide sailing experiences to visitors.
The challenge is providing access from a floating dock to the deck of the ship.
Do any of you have “current solutions for similar experiences that exist?”
Please contact Brookie at firstname.lastname@example.org
The USLSSHA’s 2015 annual meeting will take place October 1-3, in Mystic, Connecticut. “The USLSSHA Annual Meeting is your opportunity for education and fellowship with others who share the passion to learn about and preserve the history of the U.S. Life-Saving Service. This event offers tours of the old life saving stations, museums, current USCG stations and facilities, a keynote speaker, focused presentations and sometimes demonstrations of the old rescue methods.”