Since receiving the NMHS Distinguished Service Award I have continued working in my trade. Throughout my carrier of 49 years from when I began working at the USCG Academy sail loft, There I learned the importance of quality practice and to understanding the trade rules of sailmaking. With time working on sails is how one…

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Senator John Warner

In 2010, US Senator John W. Warner was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Retired US Senator John W. Warner will receive the NMHS Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his illustrious career as sailor, marine, Chair of the American Revolution Bicentennial Commission,…

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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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Charles H. Townsend

In 2016, Charles H. Townsend was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Charles H. Townsend is chairman of Conde Nast, a position he has held since January 2016, after serving as the company’s CEO for eleven years. He joined the company as publisher…

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US Navy

In 2013, VADM Sandra L. Stosz, USCG (Ret.) was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized her many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: A graduate of the class of 1982 of the US Coast Guard Academy with a BS degree in government, Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz, USCG, earned an MBA…

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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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Ding Schoonmaker

In 2019, Ding Schoonmaker was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Ding Schoonmaker will receive the 2019 NMHS Distinguished Service Award for his contribution in introducing youth and individuals from emerging countries to sailing and sail racing. A champion sailor himself—having won gold medals…

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portrait in uniform

In 2010, Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Admiral Gary Roughead, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, will receive the Society’s Distinguished Service Award, given in recognition of his emphasis on naval history as a Navy-wide…

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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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Award Recipient

Charles A. Robertson (1947–2020) Charles A. Robertson, ship captain, champion sailor, pilot, and pioneer of the small ship luxury cruise industry in the United States was a former NMHS trustee and a true friend of the maritime heritage community. Robertson worked to make sailing and the maritime industry more accessible, and served on the boards…

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Her Royal Highness Princess Anne

Princess Anne has been closely involved with the National Museum of the Royal Navy since its inception and, prior to this, with the Royal Naval Museum, one of the four founding partners of the National Museum. Her Royal Highness takes a close personal interest in its achievements and future plans. The Princess Royal has visited…

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Steve Phillips

In 2016, Stephen B. Phillips was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Stephen Phillips’s family has been a part of the seafood industry for 100 years, since the establishment of the AE Phillips & Son seafood processing plant on the Chesapeake Bay in…

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