Traveling Exhibit Featuring Rare Treasures and the Fascinating Story of the Nantucket Whaleship Two Brothers Looking for a New (Temporary) Home
The captivating “Lost on a Reef” exhibit is available just in time for a surge of interest about the story of the whaleship Essex upon release of Ron Howard’s “In the Heart of the Sea” in theaters in March of 2015.
The world was initially reminded of the fascinating and tragic story of Captain George Pollard back in 2011 following the exciting discovery and identification of the Nantucket whaleship Two Brothers. Having survived the events of the Essex, one of the world’s most infamous seafaring disasters, and the true life events that inspired Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick, Pollard optimistically set sail for the Pacific once again in the whaleship Two Brothers, believing with all his heart “that it was an old adage that the lightning never struck in the same place twice.” In this case it did, and Pollard’s promising career as a whaling captain came to a tragic end on an uncharted reef in the most remote archipelago on earth, and what is now Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. In 2008, a team of NOAA maritime archaeologists discovered the first clues of the whaleship Two Brothers and began to unlock the mystery of the only Nantucket whaleship ever found on the sea floor.
This traveling exhibit contains 1 title panel, 8 wall panels that include information about the Two Brothers shipwreck as well as other shipwreck sites in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. The panels are approximately 2’ x 3’ and printed on Scotchcal laminated to Dibond 1/8” panels. 11 artifacts from the Two Brothers shipwreck site include: 3 harpoon tips, 2 whaling lance tips, 2 ceramic sherds from dishes used in the galley, one small cooking pot (also used in the galley), and three pieces of copper sheathing that were discovered upon conservation of the cooking pot.
The traveling exhibit is currently in Nantucket, MA at the Nantucket Whaling Museum. The exhibit will be available to travel to your site in November of 2015. Costs associated include some assistance with shipping, and possibly new cases for artifacts. The exhibit is available for 1-2 years. Please visit the PMNM website for some more information about the shipwreck story and the exhibit in its current home in Nantucket.
Please contact Kelly Gleason (Kelly.Gleason@noaa.gov, (808)725-5837)) with interest, questions or requests for more information.
The Vice President of Development (“VPD”) is responsible for planning and implementing the Museum’s comprehensive development program and its interaction with the Museum’s marketing and membership initiatives. The VPD reports directly to the Museum’s Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the senior management team. The VPD will work closely with the CEO, senior staff and the Board of Trustees on all Museum fundraising initiatives, including capital campaigns, major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, and special events.
See VP Development Job Description 12.23.14 for full announcement.
Submitted by Independence Seaport Museum
The North Carolina Maritime Museum in the Department of Cultural Resources seeks a Watercraft Center Manager for its Watercraft Center in Beaufort, NC. This is a full-time permanent State Government position. The hiring salary range is $30,856 – $37,383, and the successful candidate will start working early in the New Year.
Must be knowledgeable in watercraft construction techniques. Must be able to train and supervise a largely volunteer workforce. Must be goal oriented, self motivated and able to work independently under supervision. Must possess strong, interpersonal skills. Must be alert to personal and visitor safety at all times. Graduation from high school and two years of experience in boat construction, including supervisory or managerial experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Applications must be made only online through the NC Office of State Human Resources website.
To apply for this position go to:
Candidates are encouraged to submit further supporting material in addition to completing the mandatory standard application form. All applications must be received by 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 8, 2015.
The Department of Cultural Resources is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Detail of Schooner ERNESTINA drawing. For some other documentation projects supported by CAMM click on drawing.
The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the (CAMM) are pleased to announce the 2015 Maritime Documentation Internship. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. The selected recipient will receive a stipend of approximately $7,000 and will work in conjunction with a HAER team for up to twelve weeks during the summer. The Internship will require research and writing or measuring and drafting of historic maritime resources.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MARCH 27, 2015.
Click here for additional details.
The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is proud to invite maritime museums from around the world to one of the most exciting and transformational commercial and cultural centers in world trade – the Pearl River Delta.
For over three hundred years the PRD has been a global meeting place for traders, entrepreneurs, government envoys, missionaries and fortune hunters. Today, Hong Kong and nearby Guangzhou, represent the modern face of China and the ceaseless commercial activities which in two generations has transformed a region previously dominated by fishing villages and paddy fields into a true metropolis.
As a young museum, established in 2003 with strong support from the Hong Kong shipping industry we are in a good position to share with delegates the spirit of Hong Kong through the prism of its maritime heritage. Our links with Greater China also provide an opportunity for delegates to meet with counterparts from a dynamic new part of the maritime museum industry; there are over thirty institutions along the China coast committed to exploring both historical and contemporary aspects of China’s maritime story. As a crossroads in Asia we are also expecting representatives from Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines.
The conference team has created an exciting programme of tours, talks and intriguing experiences which will truly showcase what the region has to offer, from Taichi on the museum’s balcony, to the culinary delights of a top star restaurant in Macau. Please join us in November 2015 – we look forward to hosting you.
Hong Kong Maritime Museum
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