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More Photos From The Westlawn Mystic Meet Ė July 2007

 

From left to right: Jack Hornor, Bob MacNeill, Stu Waring, and Norm Nudelman.

 

Jack is a Westlawn grad and a long-time marine surveyor and designer. His slide show of disasters heís surveyed was enlightening and hair raising at the same time. If you ever doubted the need for stability and displacement calculations, this slide show was sure to cure you.

 

Bob is chairman of the Westlawn Board of Directors (and a past president of Westlawn). Stu (you all know) grades a lot of your work, and Norm (also current provost and a past Westlawn president) wrote many of the Westlawn texts.

 

From left to right: Cory, Andy, Ole, Peter, and Michael

 

The whole crew adjourned to lunch at the Seamanís Inne. The lads at this table appear to be having altogether too good a time. Probably scheming on how to build a planing submarine . . .

 

With a good lunch under our belts, it was back to the office for Jack Hornorís remarkable slide show and plenty of one-on-one questions and answers.

 

Mystic Seaport has hundreds of boats and artifacts in storage. Quentin Snediker guided

us through the Boat Hall and Engine Collection. The photo canít even begin to

capture the vastness of the cramped and amazing collection. Imagine the storage

facility at the end of the movie, Raiders of the Lost Ark . . . This is part

of the Seaport collection the public doesnít get to see.

 

From left to right: Andrea, Ron, and Bob.

Bob MacNeill is explaining one of the finer points of design.

 

 

Stu at the drafting table showing how things should be done.

Heís not going to let students foul up those stability calcs or their drawings.

 

 

Mystic Seaport Ė The Museum of America and the Sea Ė is the nationís leading maritime museum presenting the American experience from a maritime perspective. Located along the banks of the historic Mystic River in Mystic, Connecticut, the Museum houses extensive collections representing the material culture of maritime America and offers educational programs from preschool to post-graduate. For more information, call (888) 973-2767 or visit www.mysticseaport.org.

 

Founded in 1930, the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is the only nationally accredited and state certified distance-learning school of small-craft design in the United States. As the not-for-profit educational affiliate of the American Boat and Yacht Council, the mission of the Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology is threefold:

■ To provide our students with the skills and knowledge required to build a rewarding career in the profession of yacht and small-craft naval architecture.

■ To support continued growth of the recreational and small-craft marine community through the development of well-trained, safety oriented, boat designers developing better products for the benefit of the boating public.

■ To provide continuing education to marine industry professionals.

To learn more about Westlawn, please call (860) 572-7900 or visit the Westlawn website at www.westlawn.edu.