on the river

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 176:    NMHS 2021 Annual Awards Dinner After a year’s hiatus, NMHS will return to the New York Yacht Club to honor and celebrate four outstanding individuals of the maritime community and recognize their noteworthy contributions to preserving our maritime heritage.   “A Better Commander Cannot Be…

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Registration/Zoom Invite >>Guest Donation >> Remembering the 9/11 Boatlift: The Largest Water Evacuation in American History Register Here for the 11 September 2021 Seminar Series Zoom  Welcome, Short Film & Lecture at 11:00 AM ET, Q&A to Follow Pre-registration is required. Seminars are free to attend, although we hope you will support the Series with…

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ship awaiting the canal to open

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 175:    Fiddler’s Green: George F. Bass (1938–2021), by Warren Riess Often called the “Father of Underwater Archaeology,” George Bass died on 2 March 2021. The first to take archaeological methods underwater, he established what would become the standard for mapping submerged archaeological sites.   After the…

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Registration/Zoom Invite >>Painting Auction >>Guest Donation >> Register Here for the 23 June 2021 Seminar Series Live Zoom Event: A Live Plein Air Painting Demonstration with Q&A at 6:00 PM ET Pre-registration is required. Seminars are free to attend, although we hope you will support the Series with a suggested $10 Seminar Guest donation. Join…

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Watch the Video Replay >> Sponsorship >>   The National Maritime Historical Society in association with The National Coast Guard Museum Association with the Naval Historical Foundation invite you to celebrate the 10th Annual National Maritime Awards a live online event as we honor three iconic maritime institutions The United States Naval Academy The United…

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Back by popular demand, NMHS is honored to present the 2021 American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery, hosted by acclaimed marine artist Patrick O’Brien. Thanks to his leadership, we are pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity to view original paintings from a featured group of ASMA artists, including selections from Patrick O’Brien along with…

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1894 Morrissey

The National Maritime Historical Society is pleased to report that it has been awarded a grant of $305,000 from the H.F. Lenfest Fund at Vanguard Charitable for its documentary series Sails Over Ice and Seas: The Life and Times of the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey. On behalf of our Vice Chairman and Film Producer Richardo R. Lopes…

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Murder on the High seas

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 174:    American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery Check out some of our favorite selections for the upcoming online exhibition and sale of new works by members of the American Society of Marine Artists in celebration and support of this year’s virtual National Maritime Awards.  …

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the vessel is out of water in shipyard

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 173:  “If Boat is Going Down”—Bikes, Boats, and Robert Pirsig, by Paul F. Johnston Best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Bob Pirsig spent a good portion of his adult life intimately involved with boats—from building to living aboard them, to cruising and, of…

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Best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Bob Pirsig spent a good portion of his adult life intimately involved with boats—from building to living aboard them, to cruising and, of course, maintaining them. His widow recently donated a collection of personal items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Museum curator Paul…

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Feature image: Mayflower II under sail 10 August 2020. Photo: Plimoth Patuxet Museums Register Here for the 5 December 2020 Seminar Series Live Zoom Event Welcome & Lecture at 11:00 AM ET, Q&A to Follow Please join us for the final NMHS Seminar Series lecture of the year, featuring a panel discussion with author and…

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