Maritime History Sea Education Programs (Summer 2006)
These two summer programs are taught aboard the historic traditional Schooner "Lettie G. Howard" (Home Port: South Street Seaport, NYC).
1. "Maritime History of New England" (4 credits; Boston University)
16-29 July 2006. Departs from Boston harbor; returns to Boston.
2. "Maritme History of the Atlantic World" (3 credits; University of
Massachusetts Dartmouth) 7-21 August 2006. Departs from New Bedford
harbor; returns to Boston.
Earn college credit and a sail training certificate while learning about maritime history and culture aboard the historic traditional Schooner Lettie G. Howard during a two-week journey. Students will sail along the Atlantic seaboard, ending their voyage in Boston. While underway, students will have two hours of academic instruction daily and stand watches with the Schooner's professional crew to learn traditional sailing techniques, navigation and other shipboard duties.
Voyage itinerary will include stops at several historic ports and maritime museums (itinerary depends on wind and weather, but possible ports of call include Greenport, LI; Mystic Seaport, CT; Salem, MA; Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford, MA; Block Island, Bristol and Newport, RI). During daylight sailing periods, students will receive structured lessons from the Lettie crew on sailing and seamanship, maritime culture, the marine environment and teamwork, responsibility and self-reliance.
Program cost is all-inclusive and covers tuition, room, board, program fees, museum entrance fees and sail training. Program costs vary depending on sponsoring institution (Boston University or U. Mass. Dartmouth) and whether the course is taken for undergraduate academic credit or graduate credit.
Space is limited to twelve students per voyage. The Lettie G. Howard is inspected and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard and equipped with modern safety and navigational equipment. Her crew is commanded by a Coast Guard-licensed captain and mates.
For more information or enrollment, please contact:
1. Boston University: Robyn Friedman Tel. 617-353-2978.
2. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Nancy Vanasse
*Course syllabi for either program can be obtained from the instructor:
Dr. Timothy Walker or .
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