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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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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Aboard Endeavour

Oswald Brett (1921–2017) was born in Cheltenham, New South Wales. He spent much time sketching ships in Sydney Harbor and imagining the day when he could go to sea. He also drew inspiration for painting from his mother Estelle Brett (née Mutton), a talented amateur portrait and landscape artist. Os, as he was affectionately called…

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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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During my contented New York City childhood of the 1940’s, living near the Hudson River and  N.Y. Harbor in a time of spectacular and bustling steamship traffic that visually and emotionally so captivated me,  it “set” the stage for my later becoming a maritime historical artist. Now, in my eighties, and finding more joy in looking back…

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