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              June 2015
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Executive Director's Letter

   Here comes summer and there's no better place to spend those lazy, hazy days than right here in Hull! School will soon be over and our calendar is rapidly filling up with programs and events to please both youngsters and adults, whether on board or along shore. Our ever-popular Children's Summer Adventure Program has a few openings still available. Lectures, rowing races, exhibits and our annual Harbor Illumination are certain crowd-pleasers.  Don't miss them!

   The highlight of this summer will be the Commissioning of the USCGC JAMES in Boston Harbor. Plan to be on hand on August 2nd as she anchors off Hull for a photo-op replete with helicopter coverage. 

  Our annual appeal for support is currently underway as we head to the end of our fiscal year. As a donor, you appreciate the critical role the Museum plays in curating the artifacts and re-telling the stories of the crews whose legendary rescues are most memorably embodied by Joshua James. We appreciate your involvement and support - it's what keeps us going!!
   Looking forward to seeing you soon.  
In the News

Photo: Richard Green
19th Century Shipwreck on Nantasket Beach
   A piece of Hull's storied maritime past has revealed itself on Nantasket Beach. The bones of a long buried 19th century shipwreck have emerged through the sand, likely due to erosion of the beach through winter storms.
Local beach goers were the first to notice the ribs of the ship emerging through the sand.
Read more. 
Point Allerton Station Restoration Begins
    On Friday, May 22nd, Victoria Stevens, Curator, and Maritime Program Director, Ed McCabe presented Captain John O'Connor, Commander of USCG Sector Boston, with an original clapboard from the Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station, the first to be moved for the building's restoration.  Read more.
USCG Point Allerton, 1915-2015:
Special Summer Exhibit
    2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the transition from the United States Lifesaving Service to the United States Coast Guard. From the earliest days of surfboats to today's self-righting 47ft MLBs, technology and equipment have advanced tremendously, but the dedication of the crews remains a constant throughout the Coast Guard's evolving mission. We'll take a look back at 100 unforgettable years of service at Point Allerton Station. 
USCG Cutter James Commissioning this August in Boston
   Excitement is certainly growing for the upcoming commissioning of the USCGC JAMES in August. We are delighted to report that the impressive new National Security Cutter has successfully passed sea trials and been accepted by the United States Coast Guard. Captain Andrew Tiongson and the cutter's new crew will spend much of the next two months training and becoming acquainted with their new ship. Read more.
Upcoming Events

Photo: Roger Jackson
Nantasket Beach Lecture Series
Victoria Stevens, Hull Shipwreck News
Thursday, June 11, 2015  7:00 pm
Nantasket Resort Hotel
45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome
   Victoria Stevens,Curator of the Hull Lifesaving Museum will fill us in on details of the preliminary investigation of the shipwreck that surfaced on Hull Beach in May and share details of potential future plans that are being considered by Vic Mastone, Director of the MA Board of Underwater Archaeology Resources.
Boston Light - Meet the Keepers!
Wednesday, June 24, Wednesday, June 29, or August 26
6:30 - 8:30 pm
   Got questions about America's most historic lighthouse? Want to know more about the history of the lighthouse? The recent restoration work? Now is your chance to ask! 
   Bring-your-own-picnic dinner, and join us to spend an evening with Keeper Sally Snowman and some of the USCG Auxiliary Keepers of Boston Light. As the sun sets, Sally and the Auxiliary staff will share a tradition from Little Brewster Island, drumming down the sun.  
Photo:Victoria Stevens
Summer Adventure Program: Enrollment Now Underway
  From treasure hunts to tide pool excursions, the museum's six week Summer Adventure Program is always a special time in the museum's calendar. In addition to having tons of fun, this is the time when we introduce our youngest museum friends to Hull's outstanding maritime history and heritage. This year's program promises to be extra exciting with a special focus on Coast Guard history. Children will learn all about the new Coast Guard Cutter James to be commissioned in Boston in August, and we will meet the staff of Boston Light, who are busily preparing for the 300th birthday of America's First Lighthouse.
   All activites are hands-on, designed to ignite curiosity and encourage exploration. We are thrilled to have Marie DeBartolomeo and Rebecca Petrocelli returning as our Summer Adventure instructors! For more information visit our website
Photo: Lory Newmyer
Fort Point Channel Regatta
Open-Water Rowing Races in the Heart of Downtown Boston!

Saturday, June 6, 2015  7:00 pm
Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab
88 Sleeper Street, Hull
$25 per person; Spectators Free, Donations
   The 2015 Fort Point Channel Regatta preparations are full steam ahead. Now in its 4th year, we are expecting over 100 rowers who are primed and ready to battle it out to claim the title of "Crewmaster". Coxed fours and sixes will line up side by side, passing by the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, then blast through bridges and slalom around tight turns using all of their skills in a fast-paced, action-packed thriller of a race course. This event unites rowers from all over New England and New York, and is an absolutely must-see race. To participate, spectate or for more info please visit our website or contact Rafael Vieira .
South Shore Youth - Join Us for Learn to Row Day
A Chance to Try Team Rowing with HLM!

Thursday, June 11, 2015  2:30 - 4:30 pm
Windmill Point Boathouse - Across from Hull High School
85 Main Street, Hull
   Have you ever wanted to try your hand at rowing? Come on over to our Windmill Point Boathouse across from Hull High School on Thursday afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 pm and give it a try. All equipment is provided. Make sure to bring along an extra layer, hat, water, and boots or old sneakers. Parents welcome. Join us for burgers and franks on the beach afterwards. Contact us to sign up or to learn more .
Photo: Corinne Leung
Adult Rowing Program Registration Underway
   Come join us as we take every opportunity we can to get out on the water, row for fitness, while exploring the many islands of Boston Harbor. our spring, summer and fall seasons are loaded with lots of pick-up races and outings both day and evening plus two highly anticipated races, the Fort Point Channel Regatta on June 6, and the Head of the Weir on October 24. Register now so you won't miss a moment of the excitement.
   Annual Fee:  $165 for April through November. (Any paid-up rower willing to brave the elements December through March can do so for free when the weather permits.)
   Learn to Row:  $30 for three sessions in our ocean rowing Pilot Gigs and Whitehall Fours. This fee can be applied toward the full season membership.
   For the schedule more more information visit our website or email Ed McCabe, Director of Maritime Programs. 
Photo: Lory Newmyer
Team Building with HLM
  Prompted by expressions of interest from several large corporations, HLM is developing a team-building program to leverage the unique qualities of rowing in multi-oar, traditional sea-going craft as a team building experience. Contact us for details of this program based at our Boston Rowing Center on Fort Point Channel in the heart of Boston.
H. Russell Libby Collection
The H. Russell Libby Collection Exhibit - Closing Mid-June
   Closing June 13, this glass plate collection includes rarely seen images of the Nantasket Steamboat Company boats, Nantasket Beach and the grand hotels, as well as maritime scenes of Boston Harbor.We hope you'll stop by to take a look!
Fair Winds and Following Seas    
It is rare to find a good friend in a colleague, that person who brings a rare sense of humor and great spirit to the office each day. After eight years Jim Dobis, our Business Manager is moving on to join the commuter boat world and work in the big city. We wish him well in his new position at Boston Center for the Arts but hope he'll remain in touch with all his friends at HLM. We'll miss you Jim!
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Hull Harbor Illumination 
July 25, 2015
    Join in this spectacular Hull tradition of collective celebration and personal remembrance. This year with a pre-party: live music and food vendors at L-Street Field starting 6pm.
6:00 - 8:00 PM  Music Festival - at L Street Field
8:00                 Boat Parade of Lights
8:00 - Midnight  Viewing Bash & After-Party at Sea Dog Brew Pub
8:30                 ILLUMINATION!

To sponsor a flare for $10 each visit our website or contact us by email.
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Our enthusiasm alone is not enough to sustain this great work. Your contributions are essential to closing the gap between program income and the real cost of delivering our on-water and educational programs, and maintaining a century-old landmark museum.