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The Schliupka (yal-6) used by Boat Base Monterey
was on exhibit at
California Academy of Science's
Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867

Monterey's Official Historic Naval Ship's Boats are two Russian Navy six-oared yawl boats that were loaned by the Russian Navy's Engineering Institute to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy and the 150th Anniversary of California's Statehood in 1996. They comprise Boat Base Monterey of the Naval Engineering Institute, inaugurated in 1996 to promote historic programs that encourage awareness of the Russian Navy's contribution to California's history. The boats were recognized in 1998 by the City of Monterey, which proclaimed them Monterey's Official Historic Naval Ship's Boats.

The boats have been used with educational programs for local schools, educational films, and a Dreamworks production, conducted a joint expedition up the Sacramento river with the Russian Navy and U.S.Navy Sea Cadets, and have been used in programs with the Monterey Maritime Museum that taught traditional rowing, sailing, navigation, and marlinspike seamanship skills within the context of California's maritime history.

Boat Base Monterey is administered by a Lieutenant, a Warrant Officer, and two acting Warrant Officers appointed by the Russian Naval Engineering Institute to promote, care for, and maintain the two six-oared yawls. In addition, the following local sponsors have donated substantial support to provide this community service to the Monterey Peninsula:
WHARF GENERAL STORE
MONTEREY HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE
MONTEREY STATE HISTORIC PARK
BOATING SUPPLY
MONTEREY BOATWORKS
U.S.NAVY SEA CADETS
NAVY LEAGUE
WEST MARINE
KIDWELL'S PAINTS
PACIFIC GROVE HARDWARE
ELEMENTAL ENTERPRIZES
PACIFIC FURNITURE RESTORATION
MIDDLETON-TIDWELL ART RESTORATION
PACIFIC ARCHITECTURAL HARDWOODS
KEN AND SHIRLEY JOLLIFF
NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM, SAN FRANCISCO
MONTEREY MARITIME MUSEUM
IAN HANNAH, MBA UNITED KINGDOM

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