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In the Pages of Sea History 178

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 178: 

National Maritime Awards Dinner and NMHS Invitational Art Gallery

In April, NMHS will recognize three esteemed individuals whose contributions to the museum and maritime heritage fields are unsurpassed. A special exhibition of contemporary marine art will be featured at the gala. Proceeds from the sale of these works benefit NMHS.


wreckage foundThe Search for Captain Healy’s Cutter Bear, by Bradley W. Barr and William H. Thiesen

US Revenue Cutter Bear served for nine decades before being lost at sea in 1963. Last October, NOAA and Coast Guard researchers announced that a wreck site they located last year is the resting place of the storied ship.

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USS Langley and the Centennial of US Navy Carrier Aviation, by David F. Winkler, PhD

2022 marks the centennial of the commissioning of the US Navy’s first aircraft carrier. Many naval aviators gained tactical experience taking off and landing on Langley’s flight deck.


Advocating for Maritime Heritage Funding: Congress Recognizes and Values the Maritime Heritage Grant Program—But Appropriates No Funds, by Dr. Timothy J. Runyan, National Maritime Alliance

Securing and maintaining support in Congress is critical to keeping the National Maritime Heritage Grant program funded. Dr. Runyan updates us on the current status of this effort.


drawing of vessel“[T]hey saile incomparably well”—Reconsidering Indigenous Maritime Aggression in Colonial New England, by Kiara Royer and Ned Schaumberg

Maritime scholarship can provide a wider range of stories from the past and amplify voices that have not always been at the forefront. This examination of Dummer’s War considers Indigenous perspectives and knowledge within Anglo-Wabanaki relations.

Women in the Navy, by Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Office

A recent project headed up by Linda Gilday, wife of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday, takes a look at pioneering women in the US Navy, past and present.


photo of sailorsThe Emerald, Opium, and Human Trafficking: A Smuggling Venture Disrupted, by Daniel A. Laliberte

The smuggling of opium and people into the US across the waters of the Pacific Northwest had become epidemic by the late 1880s. Using knowledge of local waters, intel, and favorable weather conditions, a US revenue cutter busted a notorious smuggler at sea, foiling the attempt.

Birthplace of the US Navy…Is Where? by William H. White

Multiple cities and towns claim credit for being the birthplace of the US Navy; author and NMHS Trustee Bill White explores how the debate remains unresolved to this day.



January Fykes, by Marc Castelli

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

  • Deck Log
  • Letters
  • NMHS: A Cause in Motion
  • Marine Art News
  • Sea History for Kids
  • Ship Notes, Seaport & Museum News
  • Calendar
  • Book Reviews

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