Woodson K. Woods

Woodson Kidder Woods III (1932–2020) & Lynx Educational Foundation Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education 2011 Philanthropist, sailor, aviation enthusiast, Woodson K. Woods is known for building the reproduction of 1812 topsail schooner Lynx and as founder of The Lynx Educational Foundation. Designed by maritime architect and longtime NMHS supporter, the late Melbourne…

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Williams Mystic

In 2019, Williams-Mystic: The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College at Mystic Seaport was awarded with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.  We recognized its many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: The Williams-Mystic Program will receive the NMHS Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education for leadership in providing…

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Sea Education Association

In 1996, the Sea Education Association (SEA) was awarded with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.  We recognized its many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Sea Education Association (SEA) is recognized with the NMHS Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education. For more than four decades and over one…

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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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Capt. Knud Hansen & SV Danmark

Danmark is a steel-hulled, three-masted and full-rigged ship, built as a training ship and launched in 1932 at the Nakskov Shipyard in Denmark. The ship is registered in Denmark and is national property, and in recent years has mostly sailed in European waters, with the exception of special occasions when she crosses the Atlantic Ocean…

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Captain John Smith 400 Project

In 2007, The Captain John Smith 400 Project was awarded with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education.  We recognized its many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Begun in May of this year, the project recreated Captain Smith’s 1608 circumnavigation of the Chesapeake Bay with a crew of 12 sailing for…

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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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In 2010, David Rockefeller Jr. & Sailors for the Sea were awarded with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized their many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: David Rockefeller, Jr. and Sailors for the Sea will be recognized for their work in educating and…

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