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In the Pages of Sea History 163

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 163:   First Lady Harriet Rebecca Lane and the Cutters That Have Borne Her Name by William H. Thiesen Harriet Lane was known and admired for the ease and grace with which…

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Salvage Chief

In the Pages of Sea History 162

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 162:   Rediscovering USS Ward’s Namesake: James Harmon Ward, USN by James H. Bruns In December, Paul Allen announced that his expedition had located USS Ward, the destroyer that fired the first…

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Diamond Shoals

In the Pages of Sea History 161

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 161:   The 11th Maritime Heritage Conference by Burchenal Green The National Maritime Alliance is joining forces with the National Maritime Historical Society, Tall Ships America, and the Steamship Historical Society of…

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HALIFAX DISASTER By Austin Dwyer 6in 768x569

In the Pages of Sea History 160

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 160:   Collision in the Narrows: the 1917 Halifax Harbor Explosion by Roger Marsters The most powerful man-made explosion before the Atomic Age came with little warning on a cold December morning in…

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Const Copper 159

In the Pages of Sea History 159

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 159:   At War Before the War—SS City of Flint’s Ordeal Under the Nazi Flag by Dr. Donald E. Willett In 1939, before the US joined WWII, the crew of SS City…

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Storis

In the Pages of Sea History 158

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 158:   Storis’s Legacy: How a Decommissioned Ship Inspired a Movement by K. Denise Rucker Krepp The fate of the historic Coast Guard Cutter Storis, scrapped overseas despite a bid from a…

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Austin Dwyer

In the Pages of Sea History 157

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 157: Cutterman Frank Newcomb and the Rescue of USS Winslow, by William H. Thiesen When the United States declared war on Spain in the spring of 1898, US Revenue Cutter Service Lt….

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Peking

In the Pages of Sea History 156

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 156:   The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2016 NMHS will recognize the contributions of two very special honorees this October and pay tribute to the late Peter Stanford, long-time editor…

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Wavertree

In the Pages of Sea History 155

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 155:    Fair Winds, Peter (1927–2016) by Shelley Reid The National Maritime Historical Society and the maritime heritage community at large remember our president emeritus and long-time editor of Sea History, Peter…

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Dhow

In the Pages of Sea History 154

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 154:   The 2016 National Maritime Awards Dinner NMHS and the Naval Historical Foundation present the 2016 National Maritime Awards Dinner. Join us for our annual gala event at the National Press…

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In the Pages of Sea History 153

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 153: National History Day—Prizes in Maritime History Meet the winners of this year’s NMHS maritime history competition, part of the National History Day program. More than half a million middle and high school…

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Exy Johnson

In the Pages of Sea History 152

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 152:   The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2015 NMHS will recognize the contributions of two very special honorees this October in New York City for their decades of service…

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Hermione Partner

In the Pages of Sea History 148-151

Sea History 151, Summer 2015: Lafayette’s Hermione: A TransAtlantic Story by David Lincoln Ross This issue’s featured article is all about Hermione, the French frigate that carried the Marquis de Lafayette to the United States to aid the colonists in their…

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