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o Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 'Apprentice for a Day' public boatbuilding program. Read the story here
o Hong Kong Maritime Museum is looking for a Fundraising Manager. Details of the position here. Applications close 14 February.
o Remains of stranded 1871 Whaling Fleet located in Alaska. NOAA archaeologists have found the battered remains of two whaling ships thought to be among those caught and destroyed in a major ice stranding of whaling ships in 1871. Read the story here
o Australian Pirate Patrol. A photographic and film display at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, until April this year, parallels the National Geographic Channel series on the Royal Australian Navy's HMAS Toowoomba on piracy and smuggling patrol. More details here
o Robert de Gaast, known for his haunting black and white photographs of the watermen, lighthouses and rivers of Tidewater Maryland, USA, has died. Read about him here
o Looking ahead in 2016. The ICMM Executive Council will meet again at Greenwich, UK, in March this year with ICMM's new President, Steve White, in the chair. Two other ICMM committees, the Maritime Archaeology Committee and the International Historic & Traditional Ships Panel (IHTS) will also meet in Greenwich in conjunction with the EC meeting.
o Its Valparaiso, Chile for the ICMM 2017 Congress. Click the 'ICMM 2017 Congress' button in the main menu for more information.
o The 17th Biennial ICMM Congress was held in Hong Kong in November 2015. At the ICMM General Assembly, Steve White, President, Mystic Seaport, USA, was elected ICMM President. You can read Steve White's first President's Letter by clicking here. Other information from the Congress can be seen by clicking here
o An up-to-date ICMM membership list is available via the 'ICMM Member Directory' tab on the ICMM homepage or by clicking here.
** TO ALL ICMM members: The photographic 'carousel' above this Notebook can show 20 pictures. If your museum has a photograph you would like considered for the 'carousel', email it with a brief description to the Webmaster