Category: Sea History Features

“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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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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