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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Classes on the Lettie G. Howard

This summer two programs will be offered 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. "Maritime 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
Tel. 508-999-8778.

*Course syllabi for either program can be obtained from the instructor:
Dr. Timothy Walker or .

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