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Eras

Historical eras from early ocean exploration to the tales of the heroic seamen of WWII

Learn about a number of different eras, from the Voyages of Magellan, to the American Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, to the heroic efforts of seamen of WWII. Click on the links below to read about the various historical periods of seafaring.

A Blast from the Past”
American Civil War Sea History 105: page 24
“Yacht of War”
American Civil War Sea History 106: page 28
“The Monitor & Merrimack’s Second Battle”
American Civil War Sea History 108: page 21
­“Was Squanto an English Sailor?”
American colonial period Sea History 105: page 25
Lewis and Clark (and Smith?)
American colonial period Sea History 107: page 28
“Hauling a Ship Over the Mountains of New England”
American Revolutionary War Sea History 104: page 37
“Where in the World …was Ferdinand Magellan?”
early exploration Sea History 112: pages 20-21
“You Could Catch a Code Out There!”
World War I Sea History 106: page 26
“America Invaded in 1942!”
World War II Sea History 105: page 25