Month: May 2018

Heritage Grant Post

NMHS Receives National Maritime Heritage Grant

We are thrilled to report that the National Maritime Historical Society has received a $50,000 matching grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program for its maritime library and digital...

1894 Morrissey

NMHS Receives Grant from the Philadelphia Foundation for Ernestina Documentary Series

The National Maritime Historical Society is pleased to report that it has received a grant of $200,000 from the H. F. Lenfest Fund at the Philadelphia Foundation for its documentary series Sails Over Ice and Seas: The Life and Times of the Schooner...

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 known and admired for the ease and grace with which...

The Sunken Gold

Sunken Gold: Seminar with Joseph Williams 20 June, 2018

Join us Wednesday, 20 June 2018 for The Sunken Gold: A Story of World War I Espionage and the Greatest Treasure Salvage in History – Presentation and Book Signing with Author Joseph Williams. On January 25, 1917, HMS Laurentic struck two German mines off...

Pickle Night Battle Of Trafalgar

Save the Date! 9 November – New York City Pickle Night

This year marks the 213th Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar, and the 14th New York City Pickle Night Dinner will mark this history shaping event on 9 November 2018.  Those who appreciate the historical significance of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson...

Salvage Chief

In the Pages of Sea History 162

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 162:   Rediscovering USS Ward’s Namesake: James Harmon Ward, USN by James H. Bruns In December, Paul Allen announced that his expedition had located USS Ward, the destroyer that fired the first...

Book The Ghost Ship Of Brooklyn

John Barry Book Award for American Maritime Literature

Presented to Professor Robert P. Watson, PhD for The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn: An Untold Story of the American Revolution Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, New York, NY 6pm on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 The 2018 Commodore John Barry Book Award...

2018 On The Waterfront Washington DC

2018 National Maritime Awards Dinner – Photos & Recap 25 April

2018 Gala Photos  The National Maritime Historical Society and the National Coast Guard Museum Association honored three distinguished individuals at their National Maritime Awards Dinner on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the elegant and historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This illustrious event brought together in one...