In the Pages of Sea History 182
Here's what's in the pages of Sea History 182:
National Maritime Awards Dinner and NMHS Invitational Art Gallery
In May, NMHS will celebrate three driving forces of the maritime community and their outstanding contributions at the 12th National Maritime Awards Dinner in Washington, DC. A showcase of contemporary marine art will be for sale, with proceeds benefiting NMHS.
Historic Ships on a Lee Shore: Schooners on the Move by Deirdre O’Regan
After many years in various stages of rebuild, the 1885 Coronet and 1894 Ernestina-Morrissey are back in the water, while in December the 1921 fishing schooner L. A. Dunton was hauled out for a multi-year restoration at Mystic Seaport Museum.
All Hands on Deck: Storms, Turmoil, and a Rompin’ Good Sail Aboard the Tall Ship Rose by Will Sofrin
You might think that sailing a square-rigged ship from the North Atlantic to California in the dead of winter would be asking for trouble. And you’d be right. In an excerpt from his new book, Will Sofrin takes us onboard the tall ship Rose in what proved to be an epic voyage.
Curator’s Corner—Historic Photos from the Archives by Jeffrey Smith
Columbia River Maritime Museum curator Jeffrey Smith shares a photo from 1938 showing a motor yacht about to be launched in Astoria, Oregon. This same vessel was recently donated to the museum; she arrived under her own power for a grand homecoming last August.
S.E.A. and the History of Ocean Plastic Research by Chloe Beittel, Ava De Leon, and Isabelle Stewart
Sea Education Association has been studying the prevalence of microplastics in the oceans for 50 years. Recent interns share how a research project in the Sargasso Sea inadvertently started it all, and how S.E.A.’s curriculum has evolved to help confront today’s environmental crises.
A Ship, Youth, and the Sea—Black Pearl’s Role in American Sail Training by Nicolas Hardisty
Tall Ships America’s historian Nic Hardisty traces the colorful history of the little brigantine that played a pivotal role in the founding of the sail training movement in the United States.
Beyond the Light: Identity and Place in 19th-Century Danish Art by Freyda Spira, Stephanie Schrader, and Thomas Lederballe
A new exhibition at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art takes an intimate look at the masters of the Danish Golden Age and how they interpreted the turbulent time after the Napoleonic Wars when Denmark was adapting to its changing cultural identity, much of it tied to the sea.
Plus, you’ll find the regular features you look forward to in every issue:
- Deck Log
- NMHS: A Cause in Motion
- Marine Art News
- Sea History for Kids
- Ship Notes, Seaport & Museum News
- Book Reviews
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