Moshulu

Raymond E. Wallace (1917–1999) As a marine artist and historian, naval architect and prominent yachtsman, honorary trustee and patron of NMHS and board member of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, Ray Wallace’s professional and personal commitment to seafaring was renowned. At the age of fifteen Ray joined the Stranger expedition for 3 years as a…

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Olin Stephens

Olin James Stephens II (1908–2008) was an American yacht designer of the 20th century who lived during one of the most exciting eras in the sport of sailing. His signature has been stamped on the drawings of more than 2,000 boats—including eight America’s Cup winners—in a career that spanned more than 50 years. Stephens was…

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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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Capt. Brian A. McAllister

In 2012, Captain Brian A. McAllister was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Captain Brian A. McAllister is the principal owner and president of McAllister Towing and Transportation Company, Inc. His great-grandfather, Captain James McAllister, immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1864;…

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Bruce K. Farr OBE

In 2012, Bruce K. Farr OBE was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Bruce Farr is the founder and Vice President of Farr Yacht Design, Ltd., the world’s foremost designer of racing and cruising sailboats. Born in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1949, Mr.…

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Dan Walsh

In 2012, CAPT Don Walsh, USN (Ret.) was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Lieutenant Don Walsh made history in January 1960 when he and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard dove the bathyscaphe Trieste to the deepest place in…

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In 2017, Brian D’Isernia was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Brian D’Isernia, distinguished sailor, fisherman, shipbuilder, maritime industry innovator, and maritime heritage preservationist, will receive the Distinguished Service Award. D’lsernia is the owner and chief executive officer…

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