1. Meet the WaterFire Fleet

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    WaterFire relies on a fleet of specially crafted boats crewed by volunteers to make every event a numinous happening. They are specially designed and unique in the world. Tim Blankenship, WaterFire's interactive media manager and a former member of the production crew responsible for building and maintaining the fleet, provides insight into several of our boats. Interested in supporting WaterFire's fleet? Consider contributing to WaterFire's "Float Our Boat" Kickstarter campaign to replace the workhorse of our fleet Athena! Visit waterfire.org/floatourboat! _________________________________________________________ Credits: Videography by Andrew Doig, Samuel Fritz, Tim Labonte, Tom Payne, and Jon Waugh. Photograph Credits: Thai_fishing_boats_02.jpg By Ahmad Ziyad Maricar from Bangsar, Malaysia (Fishing Boats) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AThai_fishing_boats_02.jpg Fishing_boats_(8355535330).jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Fishing_boats_%288355535330%29.jpg By Ian Gratton from Sutton-n-Craven, North Yorkshire, England (Fishing boats Uploaded by russavia) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Music Credits: "Mining by Moonlight" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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    • Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence - Gendo Taiko

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      Gendo Taiko of Brown University has filled the rivers of Providence with powerful traditional Japanese percussion music by performing at WaterFire. Learn when you can see Gendo Taiko and other entrancing musical performances at WaterFire by visiting www.waterfire.org!

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      • Float our Boat

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        See more detail and back this project on Kickstarter: http://waterfire.org/float-our-boat We need your help to build a new boat. Athena, which has served WaterFire Providence faithfully for the last 18 years, has reached a point in her career where she is no longer the safe and reliable work boat that our production has come to love. Built in 1998, Athena was one of the very first WaterFire boats. Since the beginning she has been our primary work boat, but has also seen use as a floating performance platform, camera boat, guide boat, auxiliary fire tend boat during events at low tide and is crucial to our river maintenance and brazier installation workflow. After years of service and repeated patches and repairs it is no longer safe and cost effective for her serve as our primary work boat.

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        • Workplace Volunteerism at WaterFire Providence

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          Your organization or company can develop its interpersonal communication, community image, and leadership skills at Rhode Island's premiere arts installation by volunteering at WaterFire Providence. Explore Volunteerism at http://waterfire.org/volunteer/workplace-volunteerism/ Copyright WaterFire Providence 2015

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          • Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence | The Ballroom at WaterFire Providence

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            The Ballroom at WaterFire Providence has brought vibrant energy and life to downtown Providence for years. Check out the moves that visitors have brought to the ballroom and the music that drew them over the past several years!

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            • Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence | Fire Dancers at WaterFire Providence

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              Firedancers have been a highly visible element of WaterFire Providence events for many years. See some of the most striking performances from across the years here! See when you can experience their unique skills at WaterFire by visiting www.waterfire.org

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              • WaterFire Providence | Pyrotechnics Training

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                A team of WaterFire staff heads to Ocean State Pyrotechnics to prepare for pyrotechnic displays during our 2015 season. Armed with this knowledge, a WaterFire staff member looks for a fire fix during the off season!

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                • Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence | Cthulhu at WaterFire Providence

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                  Cthulhu made a special appearance with his acolytes and the old ones at WaterFire Providence August 24, 2013 for Necronomicon Providence. Intrigued? See what fantastical elements you can catch in this 2015 season at waterfire.org! Experience highlights from WaterFire Providence's 20 year history through the Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence playlist; Subscribe today! Up next: Exploring Chinese Culture at WaterFire! Videography by Andrew Doig, Tim Labonte, and Jonathan Waugh.

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                  • Celebrating Our Volunteers

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                    A collection of portraits of the awesome volunteers that helped inspire Providence during the 2014 WaterFire Providence Event Season. Featuring the work of the WaterFire Volunteer Photographers: John Nickerson, David F. Dobrzynski, Jen Bonin, Jennifer Bedford, Emily Gauvin, Todd Monjar, Erin Cuddigan, Duane Brouillette, Tim Lincoln, Jeffrey Stolzberg, Kevin Murray, Drew Christhilf, Elaine Frederick, Kirsten Marino, Luis Andrade, Rob Schnack, and Erin X. Smithers.

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                    • Celebrating 20 Years of WaterFire Providence | The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra

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                      July 31st, 2010, WaterFire Providence brought great opera to the people of downtown Providence. Francisco Noya conducted the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of excerpts from Stravinsky's "The Firebird" at WaterFire Providence.

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