Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7pm
Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome
By the end of the 19th century, commercial harvesting of ice from new England's ponds and lakes for export was the 9th largest industry in the United States employing tens of thousands of workers in New England alone. Dennis Picard has been demonstrating the ice harvesting trade for almost two decades. He will display some of his antique tools of that trade, and will share the interesting tale of this once massive enterprise.
Minots Ledge Lighthouse with Victor Mastone
The Science of Storms with Rob Gilman
Sea Ice & Coast Guard Icebreaking, with LT Cynthia Travers, USCG
The Wreck of the Nancy with Victoria Stevens, HLM Curator
Boston Lighthouse with Keeper Sally Snowman
Summer Adventure Program
The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-9. Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30, with a different theme each week. *Registration for Pond Yacht Racers is $110 members, $130 nonmembers (due to a higher material cost). Registration for all other weeks is $100 members, $120 nonmembers (scholarships and 10% discounts for siblings and active military families available). For information, please contact Victoria Stevens at 781-925-5433 or email mailto:email@example.com
2015 Summer Adventure Registration Packet
Emergency Contact Form
Holidays and Workshops
April Vacation LEGO Club
Point Allerton Station
Recommended for children ages 7-10
Space is limited; Preregistration is required.
Children should bring a peanut-free lunch, please.
For more information, or to register, please call 781-925-5433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Point Allerton US Lifesaving Station Interactive Tours
Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, constructed in 1889, was home to Captain Joshua James and his crew, America's greatest lifesavers, renowned for saving hundreds of shipwrecked mariners from peril in Boston Harbor.
The tour begins with a brief history of organized lifesaving, emphasizing the contributions of volunteer lifesavers, continues on to the Galley where children learn about daily life at the station, then, on to the Boat Room to see the treasure of the museum collection - the storied surfboat Nantasket. Children will have the chance to view first-hand the lifesavers' surfboat and rescue equipment, while hearing true tales of amazing courage and heroic rescues. The fun culminates in the museum's loft where children of all ages enjoy "setting sail" on the climb-on boat, dressing up in period clothes, learning to tie a new knot, and standing watch in the museum cupola, with stunning views of Boston Light, Boston Harbor, and Fort Revere Park.
The Breeches Buoy
The Breeches Buoy rescue allowed lifesaving crews to carry shipwreck survivors safely to shore. A line firing gun sent a lifeline to the wrecked ship. Through this ingenious system lifesaving crews were able to send the breeches buoy to the ship. On shore, the lifesavers worked as a crew to haul the "whip line," pulling the breeches buoy along the hawser, and the survivors, one by one, over the water to safety. Children's groups can participate in breeches buoy reenactments from May through September, with children playing the roles of lifesaving crew and shipwreck survivors.
Children's Guided Tour Fee
Tour: $5/child. Teachers and 1 chaperone per 8 children are admitted free.
Tour with Breeches Buoy drill: $6/child
Please contact Victoria Stevens to inquire about additional hands-on activities for children's tours, including:
Simple Machines at Sea: Learn about simple machines (levers, wheels, pulleys) used in lifesaving, and experiment with our Lego Education Simple Machine Kits.
Why Do Boats Float?: Learn about concepts such as buoyancy, displacement and boat design through fun water activities.