Rob Pittaway’s Half-Hulls: The Modeling Process Described — a new online exhibition

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We are glad to announce the latest addition to our series of online exhibitions drawn from materials in the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library. This one is not actually an exhibition, but an online publication of Rob Pittaway’sinstructions for making half-hull models, taken from the unpublished 1970s typescript he gave to us last year. Modeling half-hulls requires great expertise in the handling of wood. Rob’s instructions are valuable to those of us who don’t have woodworking skills because they convey a good sense of the skill required to produce these unique examples of nautical art. We offer them not in the expectation that you will set out to make a half-hull, but that you will gain a sincere appreciation for Rob’s model making ability and the interesting way he describes the complex process. It is illustrated with Rob’s own drawings and several examples of half-hulls from the Museum’s collection.
Brian Rogers, Online Exhibits Curator
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We are working with the Henry L. Ferguson Museum

on Fishers Island, NY, this summer.

The Ferguson has a terrific series of lectures this summer, & NLMS is co-sponsoring four of them.
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Still to come:
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Sunday, July 19, 4 PM, free
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Sunday, August 2, 4 PM free
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Sunday, August 30, 4 PM
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Advance registration is required for all talks. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
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next Sunday, July 19, 4 PM, free
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In a world where facts matter, learn about the science of climate change from Fishers Island seasonal resident, Peter Raymond.
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This talk will cover the history of climate change science and how modern day greenhouse gas concentrations are maintained. Pete is a professor of ecosystem Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he studies greenhouse gas exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere and teaches The Physical Science of Climate Change.
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Advance registration required.
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— Excerpts from NLMS weekly newsletter.
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