Shipyard Mystic Seaport

In 2010, Dana Hewson, Quentin Snediker, and the staff and volunteers of Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard were awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized their many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Mystic Seaport stands out as a beacon of hope for the beleaguered ship preservation community, not only…

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John Mecray

In 2007, John Mecray was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: John Mecray is receiving the NMHS Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his considerable influence as America’s preeminent artist of yachts and yachting to preserve our maritime heritage by working to restore the…

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James P. Delgado photo

James (Jim) Delgado has 44 years of scientific expertise in marine archaeology and deep-sea exploration, in addition to a solid background in history, museums, and outreach through media, film, and publications. He is a scholar and a world-recognized interpreter whose work has reached hundreds of millions of viewers around the world, especially through his six…

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Peter Stanford

Peter Stanford was a Navy veteran of the Second World War; even then, David Hooper, a fellow serviceman, remembered that Peter was “ship mad, always mad for ships.” Peter went on to Harvard for an undergraduate degree and to King’s College, Cambridge—choosing to make the journey across the pond as a mate in the gaff…

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Timothy J. Runyan

In 2018, Dr. Timothy J. Runyan was awarded with the David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Dr. Timothy J. Runyan is recognized with the NMHS David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award for his work as an educator and leading…

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James Cheevers USNA FB

In 2010, James W. Cheevers was awarded with the Robert G Albion/James Monroe Award at the National Maritime Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: James W. Cheevers receives the NMHS Robert G. Albion/James Monroe Award for exemplary achievement in maritime historiography, given in recognition of his long and…

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William Thiesen

Dr. William Thiesen serves as Atlantic Area Historian for the United States Coast Guard. He earned an M.A. from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime History and a Ph.D. from University of Delaware’s Hagley Program in the History of Technology. His books include Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920 and…

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Following the publication of my Sea History article in 2011, I continued as Ships Historian and a major Gifts Officer for the Charles W. Morgan project, giving presentations and soliciting support around the country through the summer of 2014 when the vessel successfully returned to Mystic. I was one of several interviewees for the documentary…

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