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2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club 25 October

Donate Live & Silent Auction Items The National Maritime Historical Society’s Thursday, 25 October 2018 Annual Awards Dinner is now SOLD OUT, but it’s still not too late to support the Society. ...

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Hell Around the Horn: Seminar with Rick Spilman 3 November, 2018

Join us Saturday, 3 November for Hell Around the Horn, a nautical presentation and book signing with author Rick Spilman Register Here for 3 November, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture...

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Olaf Engvig

Olaf Engvig Honored with Karl Kortum Award

Friends of Pacific Maritime History Honor Olaf Engvig with Karl Kortum Award    The Friends of Pacific Maritime History (formerly the Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library) are...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw & Nantucket Whaling Heritage

    March 21 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-ops

    April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
  3. BIW: Building America’s Navy

    May 19 - December 31
 

SEA HISTORY

SH 164 Autumn 2018

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In the Pages of Sea History 164

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 164:    The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2018 by Julia Church NMHS will recognize the contributions of three exceptional...

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SEA HISTORY for Kids
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Marine Artist

Marine Artist, John Barber by John Barber and Melissa Scott Sinclair When John Barber was seven years old, he was walking along the beach with his family when they stumbled upon an artist, an older gentleman wearing a blue beret, who was painting the scene before him. Using bits and dabs of paint on his…

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The National Maritime Historical Society is the national voice for America’s maritime heritage—helping to raise awareness of our nation’s history and the role seafaring has played in shaping the United States of America along with the rest of the world.

Our mission is to preserve and perpetuate the maritime history of the United States and to invite all Americans to share in the challenging heritage of seafaring.

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