SH 165 Winter 2018 Cover

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NMHS has an active publishing program, including the production of Sea History magazine available to all our members four times a year, and the publication of a variety of titles that explore our rich seafaring heritage.

Sea History Press titles include:Our flag was still there”: The Sea History Press Guide to the War of 1812, its History and Bicentennial Celebrations; The Skipper & the Eagle by Captain Gordon McGowan, USCG (Ret.), with an introduction by Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., Commandant, USCG; and Peter and Norma Stanford’s account of the founding of South Street Seaport Museum, A Dream of Tall Ships.



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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...

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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...

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...


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Our seafaring history comes alive in the pages of Sea History, the National Maritime Historical Society’s quarterly magazine. The pre-eminent journal of advocacy and education in our field, Sea History covers the world of maritime museums, sail training, key events and people in our maritime past, and the stories of everyday sailors past and present, and marine archaeology, with a national focus and an international scope.

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