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October 2018

Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

October 1, 2018 - April 28, 2019
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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In 1845, Sir John Franklin led the Royal Navy’s sturdiest two ships into the Arctic to great international acclaim. His mission: to discover a Northwest Passage to Asia. Franklin and his crew of 128 men were never heard from again. Thirty-seven expeditions were launched from several countries in a decades-long effort to discover the fate of Franklin’s men. Tantalizing clues, including graves, provisions, Inuit tales, and a single handwritten note told a grim story, but the men and ships would…

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April 2019

Council of American Maritime Museums Annual Conference

April 24 @ 8:00 am - April 26 @ 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Dr
Manitowac, WI 54220 United States
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In addition to conference sessions held at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, all tours and special events are included with full conference registration, including: Tuesday evening reception at the museum’s rooftop beer garden Wednesday afternoon tour of local ship yard, Burger Boat Thursday USS Cobia and behind the scenes museum tours Friday evening banquet Saturday optional Door County maritime landscape bus tour (lighthouses, museums, shipyards!)

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Biennial Whaling History Symposium: Gaps in Analysis and New Perspectives

April 27 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$65 – $95

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Biennial Whaling History Symposium returns on April 27-28, 2019 with a focus on gaps in analysis and new perspectives on whaling, world cultures, and contemporary issues. Scholars and experts representing a variety of disciplines will present on a wide range of topics. The Whaling History Symposium follows in the tradition of other broad-based examinations of whaling history, which have included voyage events, technology, genealogy, race and gender, social history, ecosystems, and the arts. Presentations will…

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Biennial Whaling History Symposium: Gaps in Analysis and New Perspectives

April 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA 02740 United States
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$65 – $95

The New Bedford Whaling Museum’s Biennial Whaling History Symposium returns on April 27-28, 2019 with a focus on gaps in analysis and new perspectives on whaling, world cultures, and contemporary issues. Scholars and experts representing a variety of disciplines will present on a wide range of topics. The Whaling History Symposium follows in the tradition of other broad-based examinations of whaling history, which have included voyage events, technology, genealogy, race and gender, social history, ecosystems, and the arts. Presentations will…

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May 2019

Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 5 @ 4:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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$200 – $225

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the actual techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail. We'll learn how to take sights and work calculations, especially as done aboard the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. Examining original logbooks and navigational calculations from its voyages, we'll apply these same methods to modern navigation. In this class, we'll learn how to use and adjust sextants and octants, both historical instruments and their…

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North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) 45th Annual Conference

May 15 @ 8:00 am - May 18 @ 5:00 pm
New Bedford, MA

The Call for Papers for the 2019 NASOH Conference, Connecting the Global and Local: The Sea and Maritime Cities, is now posted! Submissions are due February 1, 2019. The conference dates are May 15-18, 2019. See you in New Bedford, MA!

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June 2019

2019 WoodenBoat Show

June 28 - June 30
Mystic Seaport Mystic, CT 06355 + Google Map
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The WoodenBoat Show will be returning to Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, June 28-30, 2019 with in-water and on-land boat exhibits, reader-built boats, expert skills demonstrations, marine vendors, families building their very own boats, and so much more. For a complete list of Activities, Exhibitors and Visitor Information, please visit www.thewoodenboatshow.com.

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Tall Ships America–2019 Tall Ships Challenge

June 29 - September 1

The tall ships return to the Great Lakes! Join Tall Ships America as the tall ships sail and race throughout the Great Lakes during the summer of 2019. As part of the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race Series, the tall ships will visit ports in the United States and Canada, celebrating the rich maritime history of this extraordinary region and helping to bring awareness to the largest body of fresh water in the world.  Visit www.tallshipschallenge.com for dates, ports and participating vessels.…

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September 2019

International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM)

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Stockholm, Sweden – at sea – Mariehamn, Aland, Finland

The next ICMM biennial Congress returns to Northern Europe with a unique format. The Congress begins in Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday 15 September, then moves by Baltic ferry - with Congress sessions onboard - to Mariehamn in the Åland Islands of Finland. Here the Aland Maritime Museum hosts the final days of the Congress. The Congress Programme Committee has been formed, under the leadership of David Wright, Director of the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. More Congress…

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International Congress of Maritime Museums (ICMM)

September 15 @ 8:00 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm
Stockholm, Sweden – at sea – Mariehamn, Aland, Finland

The next ICMM biennial Congress returns to Northern Europe with a unique format. The Congress begins in Stockholm, Sweden on Sunday 15 September, then moves by Baltic ferry - with Congress sessions onboard - to Mariehamn in the Åland Islands of Finland. Here the Aland Maritime Museum hosts the final days of the Congress. The Congress Programme Committee has been formed, under the leadership of David Wright, Director of the National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy. More Congress…

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