Category: News

Unveiling of USS Monitor Trail Marker and History Fair

On Friday, 29 May, the National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be unveiling a trail marker at the launch site of USS Monitor in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. NOAA is establishing a USS Monitor Trail marking the locations of historic importance…

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NY Oyster Barge to Return to the East River After Nearly 100 Years

In 2004, we ran an article in the Sea History feature Historic Ships on a Lee Shore about the last remaining New York oyster barge, moored since 1921 on the Quinnipiac River in Fair Haven, Connecticut (SH 107, p. 13)….

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San Salvador Launch Postponed

Update: Citing technical and logistical difficulties, the Maritime Museum of San Diego has cancelled the April 19th launch. A new launch date has not been announced. The Maritime Museum of San Diego has announced an April 19 launch date for…

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USS Constellation is Back in the Inner Harbor

USS Constellation spent the winter in Baltimore’s Coast Guard Yard, so that a dedicated crew could replace rotted planking. The Living Classrooms Foundation, Constellation‘s steward, is also the parent organization for Project SERVE (Service- Empowerment- Revitalization- Volunteerism- Employment Training), a …

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Jim Moores to Publish Moores’ Log on NMHS Website

Jim Moores founded Moores Marine in South Florida in 1986 after building commercial fishing boats and dories in Lubec, Maine. One particularly cold winter, he came to Palm Beach County with a box full of tools and learned he could…

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2015 National Maritime Awards Dinner Art Exhibition 23 April

A Chance to Invest in Great Marine Art – AND Support the National Maritime Historical Society and the Naval Historical Foundation This year, six nationally renowned marine artists will exhibit their original works at the Maritime Art Gallery at the…

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Give Me a Fast Ship: Seminar with Tim McGrath 28 February 2015

Join the National Maritime Historical Society for Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea with Author Tim McGrath Saturday, 28 February 2015 Continental Breakfast is at 10:30 am. Presentation begins at 11:00 am. Hendrick…

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NMHS Recruiting: Membership Coordinator

The National Maritime Historical Society is seeking a Membership Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Membership Director and, as needed, to the Communications Director, to prepare membership materials and correspondence, maintain the membership database, provide excellent member service, support membership…

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NMHS Annual Meeting Recap

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SS United States Conservancy Announces Preliminary Agreement

The SS United States Conservancy (SSUSC) has announced that it has entered into a preliminary agreement in support of the redevelopment of SS United States. While few details are available at this time, the SSUSC issued a press release announcing…

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Mayflower II in Mystic for the Winter

Plimoth Plantation’s Mayflower II, a 57-year-old replica of the ship that carried the Pilgrims to this continent, arrived in Mystic, CT, on Sunday, 14 December. Once the ship is settled in, Paul Haley of Capt. G.W. Full & Associates will…

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2014 10th Maritime Heritage Conference

  The 10th Maritime Heritage Conference 17–21 September in Norfolk, Virginia, was a tremendous success. There is no substitute for the exchange of ideas among colleagues, the opportunity to hear about projects, successes and challenges of others in the many areas and…

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2015 National Maritime Awards Dinner – Washington, DC 23 April

The National Maritime Historical Society Partners with the Naval Historical Foundation to Host a Gala in our Nation’s Capital: Three Awardees to Celebrate… Three Centennials to Commemorate… Plus Dinner with a View, Entertainment, a Silent Auction & Art Gallery We are pleased…

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Charles W. Morgan: The 38th Voyage

The 38th Voyage: Charles W. Morgan May 17 – August 6, 2014 Mystic Seaport has announced that Charles W. Morgan completed her 38th voyage on 6 August, 2014. The ship has now resumed her role as an exhibit and the flagship…

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Massachusetts State Budget Approves $2 Million to Fund Mayflower II Restoration

CREDIT: Plimoth Plantation, Mayflower II Massachusetts State Budget Approves $2 Million  to Fund Mayflower II Restoration Preservation Work Continues on the Historic Ship Given to America as a Symbol of Friendship Nearly 60 Years Ago Plymouth, MA–July 14, 2014 – Massachusetts…

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