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Sea History Today 7: Green Developments in the Maritime World – 21 February 2019

The Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) in Kingston, NY, recently bought a special vessel. Solar Sal, the 44-foot boat pictured here with a capacity to carry 25 passengers, will help the museum expand its on-the-water activity, including lighthouse tours, school field trips, and…

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Sea History Today 6: Conversations with our Readers – 10 January 2019

Dear Editor: The Conversation with our Readers Continues You never know what you’re going to find in the Letters section of Sea History magazine. Sure, we get letters from alert readers who write in to offer a correction for an error in…

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Seminar Series: Incidents at Sea with Dr. David Winkler 23 February 2019

Join us Saturday, 23 February for Incidents at Sea: American Confrontation and Cooperation with Russia and China, a presentation with Naval Historical Foundation Historian Dr. David Winkler Register Here for 23 February 2019 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick…

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Seminar Series: Billion Oyster Project with Peter Malinowski 26 January 2019

Join us Saturday, 26 January for The Billion Oyster Project, a presentation with Executive Director Peter Malinowski Register Here for 3 November, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY When…

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Sea History Today 5: Picton Castle Sailing the World – 21 December 2018

Sail Training International recognized the Picton Castle and its sailing program as Sail Training Organization of the Year at its International Sail Training and Tall Ships Conference 2018 Awards ceremony in Seville, Spain, at the beginning of this month. This inspired us to…

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Sea History Today 4: Sea History (Not Just) For Kids – 7 December 2018

Psssttt… want to know a secret? The Sea History for Kids feature in Sea History magazine is pretty popular… with grownups. Readers tell us all the time that they don’t flip past the Sea History for Kids pages when they read…

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Sea History Today 3: Seahistory.org Resources – 20 November 2018

Finding Your Way Around seahistory.org Resources We’re pretty excited about our website—it’s gotten a fresh, modern look and a lot of rich new features.  We’d like to tell you about the Maritime Resources section.  The best part about it, if we say so ourselves, is…

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Hudson River Lighthouses II: Seminar with Scott Craven 1 December, 2018

Join us Saturday, 1 December for Hudson River Lighthouses Part II, a presentation with local historian Scott Craven.  Stay for the Holiday Potluck! Register Here for 1 December, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM, Potluck Lunch to Follow. Cortlandt Yacht…

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Celebrating the Erie Canal Bicentennial

Celebrate the Bicentennial of the Erie Canal with a waterfront adventure – get out on the water, hike or cycle the canalway trail and experience canal heritage.   Erie Canal Bicentennial Map Your Journey Sample Travel Itineraries    Help celebrate the bicentennial of…

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USS Westchester County, LST-1167

Commemorating the Mining of USS Westchester County

  31 October, 10:00 AM – Lasdon Park, Somers, NY   Tragedy struck on 1 November (31 Oct EST), 1968 while USS Westchester County (WESCO) lay anchored in the vicinity of My Tho, Vietnam, two enemy mines attached to the…

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Sea History Today 2: SEA in Sea History – 19 October 2018

SEA in Sea History Magazine The NMHS Annual Awards Dinner is just around the corner (25 October); we’re looking forward to a fabulous evening with old friends and new, celebrating the contributions of VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.); Prof. Timothy…

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Sea History Today 1: National History Day Awards – 20 September 2018

National Maritime Historical Society Announces 2018–2019 Round of National History Day Awards for Maritime Projects Middle and high school students are tackling topics in maritime history! In  24 states and the District of Columbia, the National Maritime Historical Society will…

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Hell Around the Horn: Seminar with Rick Spilman 3 November, 2018

Join us Saturday, 3 November for Hell Around the Horn, a nautical presentation and book signing with author Rick Spilman Register Here for 3 November, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at  11:00 AM Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road,…

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Olaf Engvig

Olaf Engvig Honored with Karl Kortum Award

Friends of Pacific Maritime History Honor Olaf Engvig with Karl Kortum Award    The Friends of Pacific Maritime History (formerly the Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library) are pleased to announce awarding the 9th Karl Kortum Award for…

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NMHS Mourns the Loss of Tall Ships America Executive Director Bert Rogers

We are grieved to learn of the death of Captain Bert Rogers, Executive Director of Tall Ships America and our 2017 NMHS Distinguished Service Award recipient. He was such a wonderful, good person, an influential leader in the maritime heritage…

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