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NMHS Mourns the Loss of Tall Ships America’s Bert Rogers
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National History Day 2018-2019
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Sea History for Kids
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Seminar Series: Michael Dyer Presentation & Book Signing
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2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club on 25 October, 2018
In the Pages of Sea History 163 – Summer 2018


NMHS Mourns the Loss of Tall Ships America Executive Director Bert Rogers

We are grieved to learn of the death of Captain Bert Rogers, Executive Director of Tall Ships America and our 2017 NMHS Distinguished Service Award recipient. He was such a...

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

Register Today Join us Thursday, 25 October 2018 for the National Maritime Historical Society’s Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club. The National Maritime Historical Society invites you...

Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt: Seminar with Michael Dyer 22 September, 2018

Join us Saturday, 22 September for O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt Presentation and Book Signing with Author and Curator at New Bedford Whaling Museum...


  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. Answering America’s Call

    April 19 - August 31


SH 163 Summer 2018

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SH 163 Feature Story

In the Pages of Sea History 163

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 163:   First Lady Harriet Rebecca Lane and the Cutters That Have Borne Her Name by William H. Thiesen Harriet Lane was...
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Right Whale
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Bonnet of the Southern Right Whale

By Richard King In the great American novel Moby-Dick, Ishma­el says he is particularly fond of a painting by the French artist, Ambroise Louis Garneray. He believes this work of art ac­curately depicts the hunting of right whales, and he especially appreciates the details in which “sea fowls are pecking at the small crabs, shell-fish,…

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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