Capt. Bert Rogers

Captain Bert Rogers (1956–2018) is known as the Tall Ships America executive director and remembered for gathering of hundreds of tall ships sailors and others in September at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island. Roger’s seafaring career began in 1978 when he joined the brigantine Romance, under the legendary Captain Arthur Kimberly for a three-week…

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Admiral Sir Johnathan Band GCBDL

In 2012, Admiral Sir Johnathan Band GCB DL was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Sir Johnathan Band is Chairman of Trustees of the National Museum of the Royal Navy. Prior to this post, Sir Jonathan served as First Sea Lord and Chief…

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Los Angeles Maritime Institute & Capt. James Gladson

James Gladson 1930—2018, a retired Los Angeles teacher, in 1992 organized a small group of volunteers and former students to form the nonprofit, Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI). The youth sail-training program at the Port of Los Angeles would offer character-building adventures at sea as an alternative to gangs. The group started with less than…

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Peg Brandon

In 2018, Captain Peg Brandon was awarded the NMHS Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.  We recognized her many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Captain Peg Brandon, SEA President, alumna of SEA Semester, class W-48, has extensive experience as a marine educator and leader with Sea Education Association and other notable…

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Captains of the Miracle on the Hudson

In 2009, the Captains of Miracle on the Hudson were awarded the NMHS Bravo Zulu Award.  We recognized their many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: The Society salutes the exemplary effort of these life savers in reaching the crew and passengers of US Airways Flight 1549 as it was forced to make a…

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Capt. Jean Wort

In 2019, Capt. Jean Wort was awarded with the David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized her many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Captain Jean Wort will receive the 2019 NMHS David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award in recognition of her many outstanding contributions to the National…

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Award Recipient

Stanley B. Haas led the team aboard the tanker Manhattan in the expedition to prove that a commercial vessel could traverse the Northwest Passage from the American East Coast to Alaska. Haas was a chemical engineer at Standard Oil/Humble Oil.

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Vessel Romance

Captain Arthur M. Kimberly (1922–2011) Known as “Skipper” to all who sailed with him, Captain Arthur Kimberly and his wife, Gloria, sailed his brigantine, Romance, from 1966 to 1989 on voyages throughout the Caribbean and the South Pacific, and twice around the world. He trained hundreds of young seamen in the proper way of a…

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The Peking in full sail

Irving McClure Johnson (1905–1991) was an American sail training pioneer, adventurer, lecturer, and author. He is well-known for his 1929 voyage from Germany to Chile aboard a 345-foot, four-masted bark, Peking, that he captured in his classic film, Around Cape Horn. This black and white film follows Peking as she sails through a storm in…

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Star of India

The Star of India is the world’s oldest active sailing ship. She began her life on the stocks at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man in 1863. Iron ships were experiments of sorts then, with most vessels still being built of wood. Within five months of laying her keel, the ship was launched into her…

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