Monday, November 15, 2010

2010 ASTA Conference

Todd Kosakowski, of BBHS and Harold Burnham are presenting a New Program Showcase: Restoration of Schooner Ernestina at the 2010 ASTA Conference in Long Beach, CA on board the Queen Mary being held November 15 and 16.  Ernestina was at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard in 2008-2009 for midship, bow and decking repairs.  Ernestina previously known as Effie M. Morrissey has an amazing history involving Capt. Bartlett and later the Cape Verdians.

The Safety Under Sail Forum and the Education Under Sail Forum will follow the conference on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Ernestina at BBHS
ASTA’s Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships gathers ships' masters and crewmembers, port representatives and festival managers, public officials, marine suppliers, naval architects, preservationists, environmentalists, program administrators and educators for an inspirational and informational 3-day conference.  Topics concerning vessel operations, regulatory issues, management, educational programming, and safety at sea are addressed each year, as are sessions on media relations, marketing, funding, communications, and port event organization.  Held annually during November, the ASTA Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is both fun and informative and offers oceans of networking opportunities.

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