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2711, 2022

The Blue Planet

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Habitats|Tags: |

Earth - The Blue Planet Planet Earth has been called the "Blue Planet" because a large portion of its surface is covered by water. On Earth, we take liquid water for granted, however, liquid water is a rare commodity in our solar system. In this activity from The Rocky Shore Curriculum, students will discover how much ocean covers the Earth’s surface. They will collect data while tossing an inflatable [...]

2711, 2022

Habitats

By |November 27th, 2022|Categories: Habitats|Tags: |

Aquatic Habitats The aquatic world is comprised of a variety of freshwater, saltwater, and brackish habitats. Besides the open ocean, marine habitats include: intertidal zones, sandy shores, rocky shores, salt marshes, estuaries, kelp forests, seagrasses, coral reefs and more, while freshwater habitats include: rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, swamps and more. Students should research and describe each habitat listed on the flow chart.  Use their information and the attached habitat [...]

2111, 2022

Burnt Island Lighthouse

By |November 21st, 2022|Categories: Lighthouses|Tags: |

Historic Information The federal government purchased the five-acre Burnt Island for $150 from Jacob Auld and Joseph McCobb. Located at the entrance to Boothbay Harbor, Burnt Island Lighthouse is Maine's oldest "original" tower because it has never been altered since its construction in 1821. The lighthouse is made from rough cut granite and is referred to as rubblestone. It is believed that the granite blocks were harvested [...]

2111, 2022

Sailors’ Valentines

By |November 21st, 2022|Categories: Navigation|Tags: |

Sailors' Valentine A sailors' valentine is a form of shell-craft usually purchased by a sailor to bring home for a loved one. Made of numerous small shells glued to an octagonal-shaped base, it has a symmetrical design composed of small sea shells of various colors glued onto the backing. Patterns often feature a centerpiece shell, sentimental message or photograph, hence the name sailor valentine. Download [...]

2111, 2022

Nautical Charts

By |November 21st, 2022|Categories: Navigation|Tags: |

Nautical Charts In this activity, students explore the importance of nautical charts to navigation on ocean waters. A chart of locations can be downloaded online or purchased at NOAA or marine supply stores along with navigational tools needed to plot a course. Students learn to read the chart's major features after becoming familiar with its symbols. After this activity, students should be able to: Identify major features and read the [...]

1311, 2022

THE FLYING SANTA

By |November 13th, 2022|Categories: News|

THE FLYING SANTA The Flying Santa In 1929, a Maine lighthouse Christmas tradition began after pilot Bill Wincapaw delivered mail and supplies to island communities. Caught in a severe winter storm, he spotted the Dice Head Light in Castine which reoriented southward headed using seven other lighthouses to guide him safely home to Rockland. In gratitude, he loaded his plane with Christmas presents and [...]

1311, 2022

MAINE LIGHTHOUSE LICENSE

By |November 13th, 2022|Categories: News|

Buy A Maine Lighthouse Plate & Support Lighthouse Preservation The Maine Lighthouse Trust was formed as a nonprofit to support the lighthouse community using funds collected from the purchase of a specialty license plate. LD266 “An Act to Create the Maine Lighthouse Trust Registration Plate” which was passed by the legislature and signed by Governor Mills on May 04, 2021 is officially law! The new plates have been produced [...]

1311, 2022

Creature Classification

By |November 13th, 2022|Categories: Marine Animals|Tags: |

Creature Classification Dichotomous keys are used to identify and classify objects (i.e. people, animals, plants, bacteria, etc.) into specific categories based on their characteristics. It’s the most commonly used form of classification or type of identification key used in biology as it simplifies identifying unknown organisms. “Dichotomous” means divided into two parts, hence they present two choices based on key characteristics of the organism in each step. By correctly [...]

1211, 2022

Sea Shanties

By |November 12th, 2022|Categories: Music|Tags: |

Sea Shanties Sea shanties are songs or chants used on ships  to synchronize the men on board ships as they worked. The rhythmic cadence of the shanty was necessary when a strong unified force was needed when pulling anchor or raising sails. The songs also brought a feeling of solidarity to the crew and uplifted the spirits of the sailors. Download Portland Town [...]

1211, 2022

Ram Island

By |November 12th, 2022|Categories: Lighthouses|

Historic Information Built in 18985, Ram Island Light is ....... Read Restoration Report Then & Now This view of the Burnt Island Light Station is a water view. The lighthouse is situated on the southern shore of the five-acre island located in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. this is the left text this is the right text [...]

2603, 2022

Cuckolds Lighthouse

By |March 26th, 2022|Categories: Lighthouses|Tags: |

Historic Information The Cuckolds Lighthouse was built in ______ on one of two very small islands off Southport's Cape Newagen. Initially built as a fog signal station, two keepers and their families survived on this wave-swept outpost. Then & Now This view of the Cuckolds Light Station was taken when it was under construction. this is the left text [...]

1603, 2016

What do successful grads think you should study?

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1503, 2016

Former student discusses success in the fashion industry

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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1503, 2016

How do you best prepare for university?

By |March 15th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Focus on exam results. Etiam consectetur odio erat, quis mattis leo vestibulum non. Fusce ex ligula, tristique quis finibus sed, placerat sed libero. Phasellus convallis, sem ac tristique interdum, purus purus vehicula quam, ut fermentum sem orci in est. Aliquam leo purus, iaculis non condimentum hendrerit, vestibulum quis tortor. Vestibulum quis viverra felis. Vestibulum elementum magna ut diam placerat, in venenatis est egestas. Vivamus at libero auctor, ullamcorper libero [...]

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