The National Maritime Historical Society

ASMA 40th Anniversary Retreat – Charleston, SC

Come join the celebration! Members of the ASMA will join together in beautiful Charleston, SC for a special celebration to recognize the 40th anniversary of the American Society of Marine Artists! The event will be held on November 1-4, 2018.

The 40th Anniversary Retreat will officially start on Thursday afternoon with a dinner party planned at the Hotel Indigo ‘s new Magnolia Ballroom.

Enjoy artist demonstrations by featured artists and Signature Members Dee Beard Dean and Don Maitz. Dee will be doing a plein air painting demo at the Waterfront Park in downtown Charleston, on Friday morning, starting at 9:30 a.m. while Don will paint Black Beard  at the hotel on Saturday morning at 11 a.m.

Should you have any questions about the upcoming ASMA retreat in Charleston, please contact ASMA Managing Director Daven Anderson at: davenaanderson@gmail.com or Phone (314) 241-2339 or Kim Shaklee at: kim@kimshaklee.com or Phone (303) 654-1219.

See the event link for more information: ASMA 40th Anniversary Retreat.

 

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Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Announces Weekend Ports of Call for Lois McClure’s Summer 2018 GlassBarge Tour

 

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Announces Weekend Ports of Call for Lois McClure’s Summer 2018 GlassBarge Tour

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) today announced the summer 2018 tour stops for Lois McClure, the museum’s full scale replica of an 1862-class sailing canal boat constructed in Burlington, Vermont. Lois McClure will accompany the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) GlassBarge this summer as they retrace the historic move of Flint Glass Works from Brooklyn to Corning, NY via canal where the company became Corning Glass Works, today known as Corning Incorporated.

Aboard Lois McClure, trained historians, educators, and archaeologists will welcome the public to visit with the crew and learn about history of the canal systems and the momentous trip of Corning Glass. In addition, the public will be able to see free glass-making demonstrations aboard the GlassBarge at each scheduled stop.

Lois McClure begins the five month tour on May 17 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  She will accompany the GlassBarge to Corning, with stops at ports in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen. The ceremonial arrival in Corning will be marked by a community-wide celebration on September 22. After this celebration Lois McClure will depart and head home to Burlington, VT alone. She will make more stops along the way and will arrive in Burlington, Vermont on October 6 for a community-wide celebration to welcome her return home after a 2 year absence. On the weekend of her arrival, a CMoG mobile hot glass shop will join Lois McClure in Burlington to provide free public glassmaking demonstrations.

Lois McClure Ports of Call
May 17-28: Brooklyn Bridge Park
June 1-3: Yonkers
June 8-10: Poughkeepsie
June 15-17: Kingston
June 21-24: Albany/Troy/Waterford
June 30-July 1: Little Falls
July 7-8: Sylvan Beach
July 13-15: Baldwinsville
July 20-22: Fairport
July 28-29: Lockport
August 3-5: Buffalo
August 11-12: Medina
August 17-19: Brockport
August 24-26: Pittsford
September 1-3: Seneca Falls
September 14-16: Watkins Glen
September 22: Corning

Visiting and Additional Information
Lois McClure will be open to the public for tours and to engage with and learn from a team of trained historians, archaeologists, and mariners. Tours are first-come, first-served and do not require registration. South Street Seaport Museum representatives will also be on hand to talk about their historic tug W.O. Decker that will be moving Corning’s GlassBarge along the waterways.

GlassBarge will provide daily demonstrations from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. All demos are approximately 30 minutes long, and reservations are strongly encouraged through free timed tickets that will be available at www.cmog.org/GlassBarge. Registration will be live 4-6 weeks prior to each stop. Demos can also be viewed from shore without a reservation.

Learn more at https://www.lcmm.org

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36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival

The 36th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival will be held August 25-26, 2018 at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marine in Salem Massachusetts. Come see a variety of rare vintage motor yachts and sailboats from 1900-1960s. Meet skippers and crews and vote for your favorite boats. Children get to make their own wee boat, and all can board real ones. Boat rides, crafts market, artists, old-time band music, Blessing of the Fleet and more! For more information, view the event flyer.

To the delight of the public, some skippers sport vintage garb; others display period décor or play a few tunes. Table settings and captivating floral arrangements might be found aboard a boat. Welcome mats are in evidence and children, pets and parrots have been known to enliven the scene. Many owners invite the public aboard for a personal tour, regaling visitors with tales of their boat’s history, memorable voyages and the joys and woes of restoring their classic.

Festival Location
The Antique and Classic Boat Festival is held at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina, Salem, MA, 01970, Tel: 978-740-9890. Please note that the public entrance for the Festival is on Turner St.

 

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2018 New York State Canal Conference

Join the 2018 Canal Conference  October 14-16, 2018. The 2018 conference will celebrate the role that New York Harbor has played in the success of the State’s historic inland waterway system. As New York State continues to celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial, New York Harbor is the perfect venue to commemorate the Centennial of the Erie Barge Canal.

Learn about New York’s maritime/canal history just as Staten Island completes landmark projects along its waterfront, especially the New York Wheel and ongoing improvements to the St. George Waterfront.

Explore outstanding canal heritage sites on both Staten Island as well as Manhattan and the Greater New York Harbor. To register for this event visit newyorkcanals.org

 

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