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Seminar Series: Mayflower Quadricentennial – 5 December 2020

Feature image: Mayflower II under sail 10 August 2020. Photo: Plimoth Patuxet Museums Register Here for the 5 December 2020 Seminar Series Live Zoom Event Welcome & Lecture at 11:00…

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Save the Date! NMHS 58th Annual Meeting 14-16 May 2021

The National Maritime Historical Society will hold its 58th Annual Meeting at the Independence Seaport Museum along the waterfront in Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia on 14-16 May 2021.  Due to COVID-19,…

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2021 Seminar Series Schedule

The NMHS Seminar Series was founded in 1992 under the auspices of the National Maritime Historical Society to build greater awareness of the rich maritime heritage of the Hudson River…

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“Ship Spermo Trying With Boats Among Whales On California 1821,” by J. Fisher, ca. 1823.

In the Pages of Sea History 172

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 172:  NMHS Annual Awards Dinner—A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION ! We’re taking a look back at over five decades of excellence in the maritime heritage…

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By Richard King One day, over 175 years ago, a young Charles Darwin peered over the side of his sailing ship, HMS Beagle. The ship was sailing off Tierra del Fuego, the blustery southern tip of Argentina. Darwin’s eyes widened when he saw long bands of some sort of crimson-colored soup covering the surface of…

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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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