The Mystic Seaport’s newest video “Maintaining History: Historic Vessel Maintenance at Mystic Seaport” takes a look at how the Seaport’s skilled craftspeople combine historic tools and methods with modern technology to preserve historic vessels of all kinds.
Submitted by Connor Zito, July 27, 2016
Query from Richard Everett at San Francisco Maritime NHP:
We are looking for any photos of an interactive mast display OR simply notice of where one was or is… You know the type: We have seen them at institutions in US and Europe: The visitors/kids/users stand in footropes just a few feet off the ground and holding onto the jackstay (with one hand!) they claw the sail up. Info please!!
Contact Richard at Richard_Everett@nps.gov.
An update from Tim Runyan of the National Maritime Alliance:
Last night (June 29), the Senate passed the Maritime Administration Authorization bill (S. 2829), led by Sen Deb Fischer (R-NE), chair of the subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety and Security of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, and Ranking Member of the subcommittee, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
This is important because the House National Defense Authorization Act (H. R. 4904) includes the House approved MARAD Authorization. The MARAD Authorization has to be in the Senate NDAA, if the Senate is to accept the House language to restore the maritime heritage grant program, when they conference. Conferencing is beginning. Of course, we expect the MARAD Authorization to be included in the Senate NDAA.
Now we can focus on winning at the conference of the House and Senate.
Another hurdle cleared!
Thanks for your support, and now we need to press members of the Senate to accept the language in the House NDAA–H.R. 4909, Title 35, Section 3508, which restores the maritime heritage grant program by directing that one-fourth of the ship scrapping profits received by MARAD be transferred to the Secretary of the Interior for the NPS-administered maritime heritage grant program.
The NPS Maritime Heritage Grants Program has posted the following reminder:
The clock is ticking…….but there’s still plenty of time to submit your National Maritime Heritage Grant proposal before the deadline of August 5, 2016. $1.7 million is available for maritime education or preservation projects! More information can be found at our website at https://www.nps.gov/maritime/grants/apply.htm
But here’s what’s really important right now. Remember, applicants must submit their complete application packages through the grants.gov website. If you have not yet registered with grants.gov or the System for Awards Management (SAM – at sam.gov) do it now – because it will take up to two weeks for your account to be processed before you can submit your application. And if you do have accounts already – make sure that everything is up to date.
Let us know if you have any questions – and may you have fair winds in your application process!
Excerpted from NPS History Facebook Page by Candace Clifford, June 29, 2016