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Herreshoff museum offers mentoring program

Bristol, R.I.-based Herreshoff Marine Museum is starting an afterschool mentor program in classic boat repair and maintenance.

Beginning Sept. 21, youths enrolled in the program will work alongside boatbuilders and teachers to learn how to care for, preserve and restore the boats used in the museum's summer sailing program.

The goals of the program are to help young people become more responsible while they contribute to their community's cultural heritage and modern industry, according to a statement.

The curriculum includes shop safety; shop cleanliness; planning a project and sequencing work efficiently; wood varieties and their properties; how to sand; primer and paint application; varnish application; brush cleaning; and hand tool use.

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