Diamond Shoals

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 161:   The 11th Maritime Heritage Conference by Burchenal Green The National Maritime Alliance is joining forces with the National Maritime Historical Society, Tall Ships America, and the Steamship Historical Society of America to host the triennial Maritime Heritage Conference, 14–17 February 2018. “We Built Her to…

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HALIFAX DISASTER By Austin Dwyer 6in 768x569

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 160:   Collision in the Narrows: the 1917 Halifax Harbor Explosion by Roger Marsters The most powerful man-made explosion before the Atomic Age came with little warning on a cold December morning in Halifax, Nova Scotia, when a collision between two cargo ships in the harbor set off…

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Battleship Texas

Supporters of the battleship Texas warn that there isn’t much time left to save the ship, a veteran of two world wars. The hull is becoming more and more difficult to patch, due to the weakness of the steel surrounding the holes that develop; the Battleship Texas Foundation reports that 300,000 gallons of water a…

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Const Copper 159

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 159:   At War Before the War—SS City of Flint’s Ordeal Under the Nazi Flag by Dr. Donald E. Willett In 1939, before the US joined WWII, the crew of SS City of Flint learned just how dangerous their jobs had become when their ship was stopped…

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Navy

The for-profit asbestos-advocacy organization The Mesothelioma Center has made available on its website a searchable database for naval veterans. Visitors to the site can search individual US Navy ships for further information on that ship’s use of asbestos in its construction and components.

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Tugboat Illustrated

The March Installment of the Saturday Seminar Series is Tugboats Illustrated The new book from architect Paul Farrell Saturday, 25 March At the Peekskill Presbyterian Church, 705 South St, Peekskill, NY 10566 Please join us in welcoming author, architect and tugboat enthusiast Paul Farrell, who will give us an introduction to  his new book. In Tugboats Illustrated,…

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Storis

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 158:   Storis’s Legacy: How a Decommissioned Ship Inspired a Movement by K. Denise Rucker Krepp The fate of the historic Coast Guard Cutter Storis, scrapped overseas despite a bid from a museum group to offer her a new home, serves as a cautionary tale for us…

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Over one year ago, the National Maritime Alliance asked for our help to lobby for passage of the Ships to Be Recycled in the States (STORIS) Act, an attempt to reverse language in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act that had allowed the Maritime Administration to use all of the maritime heritage grant funds solely…

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The Viking Ship Draken Harald Hårfagre Presentation with Captain Bjorn Ahlander LOCATION: Hendrick Hudson Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY Captain Bjorn Ahlander will discuss the construction and expedition of Draken Harald Harfågre, the largest Viking ship built in modern times. A researched and drew inspiration from the Norse sagas, archaeological remains of the…

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We’re happy to bring you this letter from Tim Runyan, chair of the National Maritime Alliance Good News! Language to amend the National Maritime Heritage Act was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (the Defense bill) that was favorably voted on today by the US House of Representatives (375 to 34). Members…

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Austin Dwyer

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 157: Cutterman Frank Newcomb and the Rescue of USS Winslow, by William H. Thiesen When the United States declared war on Spain in the spring of 1898, US Revenue Cutter Service Lt. Frank Newcomb, in command of USRC Hudson out of New York, was sent to patrol…

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Norseman Saga and Holiday Potluck party at Cortlandt Yacht Club 238 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548 Saturday, 3 December 10:30 am Coffee; 11 am Lecture James L. Nelson James Nelson is the author of The Two Hundred Year Invasion: Vikings, Their Raids, Their Settlements, and the Ships that Got Them There and former professional in…

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 Saturday, 12 November Operation Eagle Claw – Rescue from the Sea – Iranian Hostage Crisis Lawrence Brennan Hendrick Hudson Free Library – 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548 Continental Breakfast and Registration:  10:30 AM Presentation:  11:00 AM One of Delta Force’s first missions, Operation Eagle Claw was a US Armed Forces operation ordered by President…

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Peking

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 156:   The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2016 NMHS will recognize the contributions of two very special honorees this October and pay tribute to the late Peter Stanford, long-time editor of Sea History and president emeritus of NMHS.   Peking is Homeward Boundby Bill Bleyer…

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, has received an $80,000 grant from the Maryland Historical Trust’s Maryland Heritage Areas Authority program. The grant will help fund a new Small Craft Heritage Center project, projected to begin in 2017. The Small Craft Heritage Center will preserve and house the majority of CBMM’s smaller…

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