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“Ship Spermo Trying With Boats Among Whales On California 1821,” by J. Fisher, ca. 1823.

In the Pages of Sea History 172

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 172:  NMHS Annual Awards Dinner—A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION ! We’re taking a look back at over five decades of excellence in the maritime heritage community, revisiting the people, organizations, and ships recognized with NMHS…

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Seminar Series: Benedict Arnold’s Navy with James Nelson 26 September 2020

Register >>Get the Book/E-Book >> Register Here for the 26 September 2020 Seminar Series Live Zoom Event Welcome & Lecture at 11:00 AM ET, Q&A to Follow Pre-registration is required and greatly appreciated. Admission is free and limited to the…

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Mayflower Launch Day

In the Pages of Sea History 171

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 171:  Fiddler’s Green “Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper. No more on the docks I’ ll be seen. Just tell me old shipmates I’m taking a trip, mates, and I’…

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The National Maritime Historical Society Needs Your Support!

Make a Donation  Join & Renew   Get on our Email List Like so many maritime and other organizations throughout the world, the COVID-19 health crisis has had profound effects on the National Maritime Historical Society.  As a long-established maritime organization…

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Maritime Museums Get Creative with Virtual Resources

With a record number of people going online for information and entertainment, maritime museums the world over have gotten creative with providing resources to support and promote our seafaring heritage. The National Maritime Historical website has become an increasingly valuable…

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Seminar Series: Ahab’s Rolling Sea with Richard King 17 June 2020

Register >>Get the Book/E-Book >>Watch the Seminar Video >> Register Here for the 17 June 2020 Seminar Series Live Zoom Event. Welcome at 6:15 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM, Q&A to Follow Admission is free and limited to the first…

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The Howard Slotnick Leadership Fund: Celebrate Howard’s Legacy with a Gift

Match my Gift to the Howard Slotnick Leadership Fund   In April 2020 with heavy hearts we shared the sad news that Howard Slotnick, our dear friend, shipmate, chairman emeritus, treasurer and trustee since 1976, had died on 31 March…

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Howard Slotnick (1930-2020)

Watch the Film      The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of their dear friend and shipmate Howard Slotnick. A trustee of the Society since 1976 and our treasurer and chairman emeritus, Howard…

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USS Olympia 1895-1901

In the Pages of Sea History 170

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 170:  National Maritime Awards Dinner and Washington Invitational Marine Art Exhibition The National Coast Guard Museum Association joins NMHS for the 2020 gala, where three invaluable American maritime institutions will be honored…

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Seminar Series: The Eagle & the Dragon with Lewis McIntyre 22 February 2020

Watch the Seminar Recording >>Get the Book >> Register Here for the Seminar Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Seminar at 11:00 AM; Casual Lunch to Follow Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY Join us for an…

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Mayflower Sails 2020 – 400th Anniversary Commemorations

Whatever your particular interest, there is something for everyone in the story of the Mayflower crossing and the establishment of the Plymouth Colony (or rather, Plimoth) in what-is-now Massachusetts, 400 years ago this year. Plimoth Plantation is leading the way…

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Fiddlers’ Green, Charles Robertson

The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of Charles A. Robertson—their friend, former trustee and recipient of the 2016 NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  Charles was a true friend of the maritime heritage and he…

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Lurline Launch Matson

In the Pages of Sea History 169

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 169:  A Century of the Jones Act, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, PhD Maritime historian and former merchant mariner Salvatore Mercogliano tells the story of the straits the US was in when foreign-flagged…

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Seminar Series: Seafaring Songs with Charlie Zahm 25 January 2020

Join us Saturday, 25 January 2020 for Seafaring Songs and Chanteys: Performance with Historian Singer Charlie Zahm Register Here for the Seminar Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Performance at 11:00 AM; Casual Lunch to Follow Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185…

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Seminar Series: Medicine in the Age of Sail with Ray Phillips 7 December 2019

Join us Saturday, 7 December, 2019 for Medicine in the Age of Sail: an Interactive Seminar with Dr. Raymond Phillips Register Here for the Lecture Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM; Potluck Lunch to Follow Cortlandt Yacht…

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