Category: Sea History Features

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In the Pages of Sea History 176

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 176:    NMHS 2021 Annual Awards Dinner After a year’s hiatus, NMHS will return to the New York Yacht Club to honor and celebrate four outstanding individuals of the maritime community and…

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ship awaiting the canal to open

In the Pages of Sea History 175

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 175:    Fiddler’s Green: George F. Bass (1938–2021), by Warren Riess Often called the “Father of Underwater Archaeology,” George Bass died on 2 March 2021. The first to take archaeological methods underwater,…

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Murder on the High seas

In the Pages of Sea History 174

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 174:    American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery Check out some of our favorite selections for the upcoming online exhibition and sale of new works by members of the American Society…

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the vessel is out of water in shipyard

In the Pages of Sea History 173

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 173:  “If Boat is Going Down”—Bikes, Boats, and Robert Pirsig, by Paul F. Johnston Best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Bob Pirsig spent a good portion of his…

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“Ship Spermo Trying With Boats Among Whales On California 1821,” by J. Fisher, ca. 1823.

In the Pages of Sea History 172

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 172:  NMHS Annual Awards Dinner—A VIRTUAL CELEBRATION ! We’re taking a look back at over five decades of excellence in the maritime heritage community, revisiting the people, organizations, and ships recognized with NMHS…

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Mayflower Launch Day

In the Pages of Sea History 171

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 171:  Fiddler’s Green “Wrap me up in me oilskins and jumper. No more on the docks I’ ll be seen. Just tell me old shipmates I’m taking a trip, mates, and I’…

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USS Olympia 1895-1901

In the Pages of Sea History 170

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 170:  National Maritime Awards Dinner and Washington Invitational Marine Art Exhibition The National Coast Guard Museum Association joins NMHS for the 2020 gala, where three invaluable American maritime institutions will be honored…

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Lurline Launch Matson

In the Pages of Sea History 169

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 169:  A Century of the Jones Act, by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, PhD Maritime historian and former merchant mariner Salvatore Mercogliano tells the story of the straits the US was in when foreign-flagged…

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“Amazing Grace” Hopper

In the Pages of Sea History 168

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 168:  NMHS 2019 Annual Awards Dinner NMHS will once again fill the New York Yacht Club with maritime community fellowship this October, as we celebrate four exceptional individuals and their considerable contributions…

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Exxon Valdez Disaster

In the Pages of Sea History 167

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 167:  NMHS Legacy Society —Planning Your Legacy by Jessica MacFarlane A planned gift included in a will, living trust, or life insurance policy can be an effective way of supporting the National…

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HMS Erebus in the Ice, 1846, by François Étienne Musin

In the Pages of Sea History 166

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 166:  National Maritime Awards Dinner and Invitational Marine Art Exhibition The National Coast Guard Museum Association joins NMHS for the 2019 gala, honoring those whose work in service to the country and…

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CBMM Katherine Jackson Under Sail

In the Pages of Sea History 165

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 165:    Into the Lifeboats: Abandoning the Packet Ship John Rutledge by Brian Murphy 150 people were aboard the packet ship John Rutledge when it smashed into an iceberg in February 1856….

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William Daniel - Shark Etching

In the Pages of Sea History 164

Here’s what’s in the pages of Sea History 164:    The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2018 by Julia Church NMHS will recognize the contributions of three exceptional award recipients this October in New York City for their…

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SH 163 Feature Story

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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