Dr. Robert G. Newton, Director, Cadet Vocal Music at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Newton received his Bachelor of Music Education in 1968.  As an undergraduate voice major, he toured the country performing with the world-renowned Westminster Choir. Upon graduating, Dr. Newton enlisted…

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Captain John Smith 400 Project

In 2007, The Captain John Smith 400 Project was awarded with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.  We recognized its many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Begun in May of this year, the project recreated Captain Smith’s 1608 circumnavigation of the Chesapeake Bay with a crew of 12 sailing for…

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Owen Thompson

CDR Owen “Tommy” Thompson USMS, (Ret.) For over 39 years, Commander Thompson was an instructor at the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. A native of Massachusetts, he graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy and later earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University. As a merchant mariner, he primarily sailed the run from…

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Award Recipient

Mystic Seaport Museum educator Jan Larson was honored with the NMHS James Monroe Award for her “Voyages in Learning” program, training teachers in maritime education and forging relationships between educators and the museum. The program involved an in-depth introduction to the museum, lectures, and sailing together aboard a schooner, and then in later workshops teachers…

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