Award Year: 1970
James Monroe Award/Robert G. Albion-James Monroe Award
The James Monroe Award/Robert G. Albion-James Monroe Award is awarded to maritime historians, deep-water mariners, preservationists, authors, artists, and educators. As the James Monroe Award, it was given by the South Street Seaport Museum from 1968-1972. In 1973, the Society became the awarding institution, and in 1993, the name of the award was changed to recognize the role of the late Robert Albion (1896–1983) in the development of maritime historiography.
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.
Categories: Ocean Explorer, Ship Captain