Category: News

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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Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt: Seminar with Michael Dyer 22 September, 2018

Join us Saturday, 22 September for O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt Presentation and Book Signing with Author and Curator at New Bedford Whaling Museum Michael Dyer Register Here for 22 September, 2018 Welcome & Refreshments at…

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Hudson River Maritime Museum

Seminar Series Excursion to Hudson River Maritime Museum 21 July, 2018

We had a great time Saturday, 21 July 2018 at the NMHS Seminar Series Excursion to the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Scenic Hudson Lighthouse Cruise.   We met in the morning at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in the…

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Heritage Grant Post

NMHS Receives National Maritime Heritage Grant

We are thrilled to report that the National Maritime Historical Society has received a $50,000 matching grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program for its maritime library and digital…

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SS Vaterland

“We Built Her to Bring Them Over There”: The Cruiser and Transport Force in the Great War

By Salvatore Mercogliano, PhD  On 23 May 1914, German ambassador Johann Heinrich von Bernstorff hosted a luncheon reception on board the newest and largest transAtlantic liner upon its first arrival in New York City. It was just two short years…

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Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

George Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh 17-19 February 2018

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation invites the public to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site (84 Liberty St, Newburgh, NY) to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday.  The event will be held February 17th, 18th and 19th, from 12:00 pm…

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John Mecray

Fiddlers’ Green, John Mecray

February 13, 1937 – November 1, 2017 The trustees and staff of the National Maritime Historical Society mourn the loss of marine artist and friend John Mecray.  We extend our deepest condolences to  his wife Mary and all the members of…

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Lake Champlain Victory

Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain – 11 September, 1814

America’s Second War for Independence (1812 – 1815) The War of 1812, also known as America’s Second War for Independence, was a contest to see if a free, republican form of government could survive. Read about Commodore Thomas Macdonough’s Crucial…

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Battleship Texas

Time Running Out on Battleship Texas

Supporters of the battleship Texas warn that there isn’t much time left to save the ship, a veteran of two world wars. The hull is becoming more and more difficult to patch, due to the weakness of the steel surrounding…

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Navy

Resource for Naval Veterans Seeking Asbestos Information

The for-profit asbestos-advocacy organization The Mesothelioma Center has made available on its website a searchable database for naval veterans. Visitors to the site can search individual US Navy ships for further information on that ship’s use of asbestos in its…

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The National Maritime Alliance Needs Your Help!

Over one year ago, the National Maritime Alliance asked for our help to lobby for passage of the Ships to Be Recycled in the States (STORIS) Act, an attempt to reverse language in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act that…

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Success! Maritime Heritage Grant Program Restored

We’re happy to bring you this letter from Tim Runyan, chair of the National Maritime Alliance Good News! Language to amend the National Maritime Heritage Act was included in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017 (the Defense bill) that…

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Receives $80K Grant

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, has received an $80,000 grant from the Maryland Historical Trust’s Maryland Heritage Areas Authority program. The grant will help fund a new Small Craft Heritage Center project, projected to begin in…

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Time Running Out for Historic Falls of Clyde

The historic ship Falls of Clyde, long a fixture of the Honolulu waterfront, is awaiting a miracle. The ship, the world’s only surviving four-masted, full-rigged ship and the only surviving sailing oil tanker afloat, has been impounded by the Hawaii…

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Griffiths Headstone Unveiled

  On 23 July the headstone for the grave of legendary naval architect John W. Griffiths (October 6, 1809–March 30, 1882), designer of steamships, war vessels, and the record-setting clippers Sea Witch and Rainbow, at Linden Hill United Methodist Cemetery…

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