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Bidding is now open for the
National Maritime Historical Society Live Auction


American Cruise Lines
Classic Harbor Lines & Richard Scarano
Gary Jobson, America's Ambassador of Sailing

and our education auction live pledge:

Reaching Learners Where They Are
with Sea History Online Video Content

You need not be present to bid!

To place a bid by proxy, email or call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 557.
The deadline to place your bid is 8 May 2023 at midnight EST.

Winners will be announced live at the National Press Club on 9 May 2023.


LOT 1:

American Cruise Lines’ 8-day cruise on the Columbia and Snake Rivers
two people in private balcony accommodations aboard
American Song, American Harmony, or American Jazz 



Follow the footsteps of the epic Lewis and Clark Expedition as you cruise the legendary Columbia and Snake Rivers. Aboard the newest riverboats in the region, you will be amazed by the beautiful and ever-changing landscapes, including the Columbia River Gorge, Hells Canyon, Multnomah Falls, and Mount St. Helens. Soak in the awe-inspiring backdrop to your journey, Mount Hood, and learn about incredible engineering feats such as the Cascade Locks and Bonneville Dam. American’s Columbia and Snake Rivers cruise will immerse you in the fascinating history, diverse culture, and freshest regional cuisine of the Pacific Northwest.  

American’s small ship itineraries offer an all-inclusive experience—complimentary pre-cruise one-night hotel stay, onboard enrichment and entertainment, fine cuisine, wine and beer with both lunch and dinner and a festive cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres each evening. Ships also include complimentary alternative casual dining, Starlink WiFi, and private American cruise coaches for shoreside transportation. Port charges and fees as well as tips and gratuities are included. Airfare is not included, but American Cruise Lines does offer Flat-Rate Domestic Airfare for all cruises.

DONATED BY: American Cruise Lines
VALUE: $13,000

EXPIRES: MAY 9, 2024



LOT 2:

Classic Harbor Line private sail for 40 guests,
including s
tandard open bar and your choice of departure from
New York, NY; Boston, MA; Newport, RI; and Key West, FL 



Enjoy a 2-hour private sail with up to 40 guests with a standard open bar! Perfect for special occasions and corporate office outings. No matter the event or departure point, you are sure to find yourself on a beautiful boat surrounded by warm and friendly service all while plying through majestic waterways.  Time to be mutually agreed upon. Gratuity is not included. Not valid on Saturdays, holidays or special events.

DONATED BY: Classic Harbor Line, Scarano Boat Building &  Richard Scarano
VALUE: Up to $6,800
EXPIRES: December 31, 2024



LOT 3:

Private sail with two friends and America's Ambassador of Sailing
Gary Jobson, including lunch at the
Annapolis Yacht Club
a collection of signed books 


Enjoy a private sail with two friends and Gary Jobson, America’s Ambassador of Sailing, aboard his beautiful sloop Whirlwind. Enjoy lunch afterward at the Annapolis Yacht Club and a collection of signed books to take home.

Gary is a world-class sailor, television commentator and author in Annapolis, Maryland, who has competed in more than 5,600 races, including several championships in one-design classes, the America's Cup with Ted Turner in 1977, the Fastnet Race, and many of the world's ocean races. He is an active cruising sailor, and has led ambitious expeditions to the Arctic, Antarctica and Cape Horn.

Gary is also the author of 24 books on sailing and has narrated or produced 1,200 television programs and films. He spent 31 years with ESPN covering nine America’s Cup events and producing several documentaries. He has covered seven Olympics and an America’s Cup for NBC. For his work in television, he has been presented with two Emmys, five Tellys and an ACE Award.

Date to be mutually agreed upon.

DONATED BY: Gary Jobson, America's Ambassador of Sailing

VALUE: Priceless 
EXPIRES: May 9, 2024



Education Auction Live Pledge:

Reaching Learners Where They Are
with Sea History Online Video Content



In a few short months, the National Maritime Historical Society will celebrate its 60th anniversary. As the publisher of Sea History magazine, we’ve logged hundreds of thousands of written words about our shared maritime heritage, and the time to share that scholarship with the public via new methods is now. We want to reach learners where they are. And where they are is online.

In particular, learners are watching videos on YouTube, the second-most popular search engine right after Google. Experts call the information you get from short educational videos found on the site “microlearning,” which has been reported to not just improve retention compared to traditional learning methods, but also generate more engagement. 9 out of 10 schools agree that the use of videos in education increases student satisfaction. 

Our goal is to use stories published in Sea History as well as from the NMHS-published Gazette and our popular Sea History Today e-news series as the bases for short, microlearning videos to be distributed on YouTube and other social media sites to fulfill the Society’s educational mission of promoting maritime history.

Video production is expensive. But because NMHS already has an untapped resource of Sea History content, we believe we can produce two-to-three-minute videos for $1,000 each, using online narration and animation services and images already available in our collections. Each donor of $1,000 or more will receive sole underwriting credit, and donors giving under $1,000 can split underwriting with others.

With your support of our education auction live pledge, we can promote the important stories of our maritime past to the millions of lifelong learners who use YouTube as their first resource, promoting maritime scholarship and inspiring future generations to pursue maritime careers. No matter the size of your gift, you will be playing an important role in supporting our shared mission. But to get there, we need generous benefactors like you!

Please make your bid by donating online at or to place a bid by proxy, email or call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 557. The deadline to place your bid is 8 May 2023 at midnight EST. All supporters will be announced live at the National Press Club on 9 May 2023.

Thank you for your support!