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LATEST NEWS

2019 National Maritime Awards Dinner Art Exhibition 2 May

The strong ties between the National Maritime Historical Society and the American Society of Marine Artists will be on full display at the 2019 National Maritime Awards Dinner in Washington, DC, on 2 May...

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Seminar Series: Business of Shipping with Ira Breskin 23 March, 2019

Join us Saturday, 23 March for The Business of Shipping, a presentation with Author and Humanities Department Senior Lecturer at SUNY Maritime College Ira Breskin Register Here for 23 March 2019 Welcome & Refreshments...

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2019 NMHS Annual Meeting & NASOH Conference 15-18 May, New Bedford

Registration & Sponsorship   Hotel Reservations The National Maritime Historical Society looks forward to welcoming you this 15-18 May 2019 in historic New Bedford, Massachusetts for the 56th NMHS Annual Meeting, held jointly...

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-ops

    April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

    October 1, 2018 - April 28, 2019
  3. 2019 National Council on Public History Annual Meeting

    March 27 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm
 

SEA HISTORY

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HMS Erebus in the Ice, 1846, by François Étienne Musin

In the Pages of Sea History 166

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 166:  National Maritime Awards Dinner and Invitational Marine Art Exhibition The National Coast Guard Museum Association joins NMHS for the 2019 gala,...

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Hauling a Ship Over the Mountains of New England

Hauling a Ship Over the Mountains of New England In 1776, during the Revolutionary War, General Carleton of the British military needed ships to fight the American gunboats on Lake Champlain. British soldiers in Canada dismantled HMS Inflexible and two smaller ships Maria and Carleton and carried them in sections through the forests. It took…

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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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