Diamond Shoals

In the Pages of Sea History 161

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 161:


The 11th Maritime Heritage Conference
by Burchenal Green
The National Maritime Alliance is joining forces with the National Maritime Historical Society, Tall Ships America, and the Steamship Historical Society of America to host the triennial Maritime Heritage Conference, 14–17 February 2018.

“We Built Her to Bring Them Over There”—The Cruiser and Transport Force in the Great War
by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, PhD
German ocean liners interned in American ports proved a windfall for the US military, which used the passenger liners to carry American doughboys to France to fight in WWI.
Featured article of Sea History 161 

The National Maritime Alliance—Advocating for Maritime Heritage
by Dr. Timothy J. Runyan
Chair of the National Maritime Alliance, Dr. Runyan shares the organization’s origins, successes and failures, and the path ahead, advocating for our nation’s maritime heritage.

Learning the Ropes
by Dr. Louis Arthur Norton
Sailors use rope for just about every aspect of their work. Take a look at how this ubiquitous material is made and manipulated into both functional and beautiful works of art.

A Celebration of the Life and Art of Oswald Brett, Seafarer and Marine Painter
by Stan Stefaniak, with John Stobart
Os Brett spent his life musing about, sailing on, and painting ships of the sea. He left a legacy in art that brings to life the maritime world from the Age of Sail to the ships of WWII.

Diamond Shoals No. 71: The Only US Lightship Sunk by Enemy Action 
by C. Douglas Kroll, PhD
In the summer of 1918, the lightship stationed out on Diamond Shoals broadcast a warning over the radio about a U-boat in the vicinity, only to become the Germans’ next target.

National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinners
by Burchenal Green
Get the full report on the NMHS annual awards gala at the New York Yacht Club in October, and learn all about the 2018 National Maritime Awards Dinner in our nation’s capital.

Around the World Under Square Sail—Setting Out, The Skipper’s View
by Captain Daniel D. Moreland
Wonder what it was like to set out on a deep-sea voyage under sail? Captain Dan Moreland shares his thoughts as he prepares to take his barque, Picton Castle, on its 7th circumnavigation, and there might be a berth for you.


Plus, you’ll find the regular features you look forward to in every issue:

  • Deck LogSea History 160
  • Letters
  • NMHS: A Cause in Motion
  • Marine Art News
  • Sea History for Kids
  • Ship Notes, Seaport & Museum News
  • Calendar
  • Maritime History on the Internet
  • Book Reviews

On our cover this issue: Diamond Jubilee, by Robert Semler.

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