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In the Pages of Sea History 164 – Autumn 2018
Maritime History on the Internet
Museums, Programs, and Historic Sites
National History Day 2018-2019
Theme: Triumph & Tragedy in History LEARN MORE >>
Sea History for Kids
From Animals to People to Vessels and more... BEGIN EXPLORING >>
Seminar Series: Michael Dyer Presentation & Book Signing
Saturday, 22 September LEARN MORE >>
2018 Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Yacht Club on 25 October, 2018
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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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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...

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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...

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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

How to Make a Running Turk’s Head

How to Make a Running Turk’s Head By Hervey Garrett Smith Mariners from the Age of Sail were experts in “marlinspike seamanship,” or ropework, both functional and decorative. One of the most popular knots that sailors learned early on and that people today, sailors and landlubbers alike, use to make bracelets and anklets is the…

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