Category: News

Clearwater Campaign to "Float the Boat"

In autumn of 2009 the Clearwater organization began a five-year hull restoration project of the Hudson River sloop Clearwater. That winter, crew and shipwrights from Rondout Woodworking worked on the forward third of the vessel, replacing the frames, planks, stem…

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Competition to Design New Viking Age Museum in Oslo

Norway’s Ministry of Education and Research has announced a competition for a new Viking Age Museum in Bygdøy, Oslo. Architects and landscape architects will submit ideas to create a center for studying the Viking Age. The top entries will share…

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Mystic Announces Grant for Sabino Project

Mystic Seaport Museum has been awarded a grant of over $149,000 from the Institute of Library and Museum Sciences Museums for America grant program to help fund the ongoing restoration of the steamboat Sabino. Mystic Seaport will provide matching funds…

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Sea History 151 – Summer 2015

Read the featured article from Sea History 151 here. .

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Tall Ship Lynx Seeks a Deckhand

The Lynx is seeking a motivated, personable individual to fill a paid deckhand position, beginning immediately. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in traditional sailing and education. Lynx will be conducting educational programs and daysails in Nantucket through…

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South Street to Receive $10.4 Million for Superstorm Sandy Repairs

Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and the South Street Seaport Museum announced that the museum will be receiving $10.4 million in federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The grant from FEMA’s Public Assistance Program…

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Are You Following NMHS on Facebook?

The NMHS Facebook page is where we share news stories, photos and video clips that we think will interest you: news of new discoveries in marine archaeology, sail training, naval history, historic ship preservation, shipbuilding and much more. If you…

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Eye on Hermione

This summer, ports along the North American Atlantic coast have been host to France’s Hermione, replica of the frigate that carried the Marquis de Lafayette to aid the American colonies in their struggle for independence. From her first arrival in…

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Dock Rocks—Concert to Benefit South Street Seaport Museum

Citing “unforeseen logistical problems at the site,” South Street Seaport Museum has cancelled this event. According to Museum Executive Director Jonathan Boulware, organizers are now planning an alternative fundraiser for the museum in October that will include many of the…

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Time Running Out For Falls of Clyde

  The 1878 iron-hulled ship Falls of Clyde is facing a deadline. The state of Hawaii, concerned about the condition of the ship and the delays in getting her into dry dock, has given the Friends of the Falls of…

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NMHS Aboard Clearwater!

NMHS guests had a lovely day, a wonderful time and a lot of fun on our cruise aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater! Pete Seeger built the traditional sloop Clearwater with a mission to “build a boat to save the river”,…

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USS Slater (DE-766): Seminar with Timothy C. Rizzuto 24 June, 2015

The Charles Point Council of the National Maritime Historical Society presents the 2015 Richard Belliveau Seminar USS Slater: History and Restoration of the Last World War II Destroyer Escort Afloat in the US with Destroyer Escort Historical Museum Executive Director…

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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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