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Hudson River Lighthouses II: Seminar with Scott Craven 1 December, 2018

Join us Saturday, 1 December for Hudson River Lighthouses Part II, a presentation with local historian Scott Craven.  Stay for the Holiday Potluck! Register Here for 1 December, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30...

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Celebrating the Erie Canal Bicentennial

Celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal with a waterfront adventure – get out on the water, hike or cycle the canalway trail and experience canal heritage.  Great things are...

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

View Dinner Photos What a night!  Thursday 25 October we celebrated the accomplishments of three most esteemed recipients at our 2018 Annual Awards Dinner. Dr. Timothy J. Runyan received the...

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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 165 Winter 2018 Cover

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In the Pages of Sea History 165

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 165:    Into the Lifeboats: Abandoning the Packet Ship John Rutledge by Brian Murphy 150 people were aboard the packet ship John...

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Caribbean Monk Seal

By Richard King During his 2nd voyage to the Caribbean aboard the Niña in 1494, Christopher Columbus visited an island just south of what is today the Dominican Republic. Columbus’s son wrote that his father “anchored at a small island that he named Alta Vela [Tall Sail]; and having lost sight of the other two…

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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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