Award Recipients

Richard J King

Richard J. King

Award Year: 2014

NMHS Sea History Award of Appreciation

The NMHS Sea History Award of Appreciation is presented to individuals who regularly contribute exemplary features that have become a mainstay in Sea History magazine.

Richard King received an award of appreciation in 2014 for his “Animals in Sea History” column, which he began in 2006. Dee O’Regan presented the plaque to him aboard the whaleship Charles W. Morgan in New London, CT, as the ship began its summer touring New England. Rich has continued to write and illustrate the column, to occasionally write articles and book reviews for the magazine, and to help undergraduates publish articles in Sea History. He is now a visiting associate professor in maritime literature and history with the Sea Education Association and his most recent book is Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick, which many NHMS members learned about in this year’s first Zoom talk of the 2020 speaker series.

You can see Richard King’s animal illustrations in Sea History for Kids by clicking here.