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From news you can use to fun facts about an unexpected corner of the maritime world, the biweekly Sea History Today has explored the world of food in the Age of Sail, the conditions in a WWI U-Boat, and the historic dive of Lt. Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard into the Challenger Deep, as well as occasional news of NMHS events and programs.

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Sea History Today 129: John Holland's Long Journey to Make his Submarine a Reality - 30 May 2024

Sea History Today 128: “Mechanical Cows” and an Ice Cream Barge—Supplying Sailors with Ice Cream in the World Wars - 16 May 2024

Sea History Today 127: “Floating Bathtubs”?—When the US Government Turned to Concrete Ships - 2 May 2024

Sea History Today 126: Taking on Snags, Planters, Sawyers, and the Great Raft - 18 April 2024

Sea History Today 125: An Innovator Struggles to Overcome the Monopoly and Introduce Reliable Steam Power - 4 April 2024

Sea History Today 124: A Vital Transportation Route, but a Grueling Journey Upriver - 21 March 2024

Sea History Today 123: “Mr. Fulton’s Ingenious Steam Boat” Takes Her Place in History - 7 March 2024

Sea History Today 122: “The noisemaking, the illuminations, and the general gayety” - 22 February 2024

Sea History Today 121: Remembering Three Showboats from the Last Century - 8 February 2024

Sea History Today 120: Melodrama, Music, Magic, and More—The Showboats Brought An Evening’s Entertainment to River Towns - 25 January 2024

Sea History Today 119: The Seven(ish) Wonders of Britain's Inland Waterways - 11 January 2024

Sea History Today 118: The American Seamen’s Friend Society and Its “Little Red Boxes” - 14 December 2023

Sea History Today 117: The Alaska Packers Association and the Great Star Fleet - 30 November 2023

Sea History Today 116: Star of India Celebrates 160 Years - 16 November 2023

Sea History Today 115: NS Savannah: One of a Kind - 2 November 2023

Sea History Today 114: Remembering the Career of HMS Beagle - 19 October 2023

Sea History Today 113: Dropping the Ball: One Simple Invention in the Complex Evolution of Marine Navigation - 5 October 2023

Sea History Today 112: Celebrating Fifty Years of National History Day - 21 September 2023

Sea History Today 111: A Very Brief Look at the Big Ditch - 7 September 2023

Sea History Today 110: A Little Friendly Competition - 24 August 2023

Sea History Today 109: Happy 70th Birthday, SS Badger! - 10 August 2023

Sea History Today 108: Sailing on a “Make-Believe Sea”—the Training Ships of the US Navy - 27 July 2023

Sea History Today 107: Votive Ships - 13 July 2023

Sea History Today 106: Haunted Ships and Maritime Mysteries - 29 June 2023

Sea History Today 105: Seafaring Spirits - 15 June 2023

Sea History Today 104: Sailors' Grub - 1 June 2023

Sea History Today 103: Seeing the East Coast from the Water: the Great Loop - 18 May 2023

Sea History Today 102: Hiding in Plain Sight: How the CIA Tried to Retrieve a Soviet Sub - 4 May 2023

Sea History Today 101: The Ups and Downs of Feeding the Crew - 20 April 2023

Sea History Today 100: The Fight to Stem the Tide of Smuggled Alcohol from Abroad in Prohibition - 6 April 2023

Sea History Today 99: The Whaleback Ship: McDougall's Great Lakes Workhorse Vessels - 23 March 2023

Sea History Today 98: The National Marine Sanctuary System—Protection, Study, Education and Outreach - 9 March 2023

Sea History Today 97: The Great Struggle to Connect North America with the United Kingdom via Telegraph - 23 February 2023

Sea History Today 96: "The Unappeasable Whale That Ate Men and Gold" - 9 February 2023

Sea History Today 95: Kalakala - "The Ship That Launched a Thousand Electric Shavers"- 26 January 2023

Sea History Today 94: How Do They Get That Ship into the Water? - 12 January 2023

Sea History Today 93: From "Slimy Wog" to Trusty Shellback" - A Centuries-Old Tradition Continues - 29 December 2022

Sea History Today 92: The Seven(ish) Wonders of Britain's Inland Waterways - 15 December 2022

Sea History Today 91: Untangling the History of Britain's Inland Waterways - 1 December 2022

Sea History Today 90: Preparing Historic Ships for Winter Weather - 17 November 2022

Sea History Today 89: The Battleship Texas - A Remarkable Ship - 3 November 2022

Sea History Today 88: Exploring Maritime History Through YouTube - 6 October 2022

Sea History Today 87: A New Partnership with MagLiteracy Will Broaden the Reach of Sea History - 22 September 2022

Sea History Today 86: Celebrating the Launch of Ernestina-Morrissey - 8 September 2022

Sea History Today 85: It's a New Year—and a New Theme—for National History Day - 11 August July 2022

Sea History Today 84: Getting Letters to Sailors at Sea - 28 July 2022

Sea History Today 83: New Changes to the Maritime Heritage Grant Program Might Limit Access to Funding - 14 July 2022

Sea History Today 82: Happy 100th, Virginia V! - 16 June 2022

Sea History Today 81: An Afternoon’s Excursion or a Vacation Destination - 2 June 2022

Sea History Today 80: Celebrating National Pet Month with Maritime Companions - 19 May 2022

Sea History Today 79: Remembering the “Mother of the Sail Training Movement"- 5 May 2022

Sea History Today 78: When Sailors Die at Sea - 21 April 2022

Sea History Today 77: Sea History Magazine Celebrates 50 Years - 7 April 2022

Sea History Today 76: The Connecticut Sea Music Festival Debuts this June - 24 March 2022

Sea History Today 75: 19th-Century Steamboats Competed for Glory and Profits - 3 March 2022

Sea History Today 74: Clippers Fed the British Demand for Tea - 17 February 2022

Sea History Today 73: Buried Ships of San Francisco - 3 February 2022

Sea History Today 72: Ships That Met the Challenges of Ice and Polar Extremes - 20 January 2022

Sea History Today 71: Glass in Maritime History and the Seafaring World - 6 January 2022

Sea History Today 70: Warm Heads, and Warm Hearts: Hats for Sailors - 23 December 2021

Sea History Today 69: Sneak Peek at the 2022 NMHS Seminar Series Lineup - 9 December 2021

Sea History Today 68: Learning to Live Beneath the Waves: Underwater Habitats—Part II - 18 November 2021

Sea History Today 67: Learning to Live Beneath the Waves: Underwater Habitats—Part I - 4 November 2021

Sea History Today 66: Haunted Ships and Maritime Mysteries - 21 October 2021

Sea History Today 65: Bending the Light: The Remarkable Fresnel Lens in Lighthouses - 7 October 2021

Sea History Today 64: Parrots and Seafarers—Faithful Companion or Maritime Myth?  - 23 September 2021

Sea History Today 63: Fireboats: Protecting Us from Firesand So Much More  - 9 September 2021

Sea History Today 62: New Year of National History Day Projects  - 26 August 2021

Sea History Today 61: Great Sea Fights: USS Constitution vs HMS Guerriere - 12 August 2021

Sea History Today 60: Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls - 29 July 2021

Sea History Today 59: Philadelphia: Birthplace of the Nation's Navy - 15 July 2021

Sea History Today 58: Still Keeping Old Ironsides Afloat: Boston’s Dry Dock 1 - 24 June 2021

Sea History Today 57: A Brief Look at the Floating Hospital of New York - 10 June 2021

Sea History Today 56: The National Maritime Heritage Grant Program - 27 May 2021

Sea History Today 55: Documenting America’s Historic Fleet and Maritime Sites - 22 April 2021

Sea History Today 54: Commercial Shipping and the Travels (and Travails) of a Container Ship - 8 April 2021

Sea History Today 53: Commemorating the 100th Birthday of Mystic Seaport Museum's L. A. Dunton - 25 March 2021

Sea History Today 52: The Town-Class Destroyers and the Destroyers for Bases Deal - 11 March 2021

Sea History Today 51: Remains of a Maritime Legend at the White House - 25 February 2021

Sea History Today 50: SEA Semester—A Unique Voyage of Discovery for Students - 11 February 2021

Sea History Today 49: Maritime Music is Taking the Internet by Storm - 21 January 2021

Sea History Today 48: Ships and New Beginnings - 7 January 2021

Sea History Today 47: Exploring Connections Between Boats and Mail Delivery - 24 December 2020

Sea History Today 46: The Legacy of the Christmas Tree Ships: A Cherished Great Lakes Tradition - 10 December 2020

Sea History Today 45: Our Next Seminars Are Just Around the Corner - 12 November 2020

Sea History Today 44: Launching of the Demologos 206 Years Ago Today - 29 October 2020

Sea History Today 43: Sub BnB Creates a Program to Experience a Historic Sub in a New Way - 1 October 2020

Sea History Today 42: More Online Resources for Students and Scholars to Explore - 17 September 2020

Sea History Today 41: Upcoming Virtual Events—Brought Right to You - 3 September 2020

Sea History Today 40: Togetherness at Sea: Family Life on the Water - 20 August 2020

Sea History Today 39: Exploring the Importance of Communication in Maritime History - 6 August 2020

Sea History Today 38: Sailors, Sticks, and String: Finding Knitwear in Maritime History - 23 July 2020

Sea History Today 37: United States Revenue Marine and Today’s U.S. Coast Guard - 9 July 2020

Sea History Today 36: The Humble Origins of Today's Aircraft Carriers - 25 June 2020

Sea History Today 35: African-American Voices from our Maritime Past and Present - 11 June 2020

Sea History Today 34: Social Distancing Before It Was Cool—Lightkeepers Kept the Light Burning - 28 May 2020

Sea History Today 33: Sea History Scavenger Hunt - 14 May 2020

Sea History Today 32: Book Recommendations, Part II - 30 April 2020

Sea History Today 31: Virtual Resources from Maritime Institutions - 21 April 2020

Sea History Today 30: Maritime Reading Recommendations from the Sea History Crew - 19 March 2020

Sea History Today 29: Maritime Handicrafts—a Window into the Age of Sail - 5 March 2020

Sea History Today 28: Loss of Maritime Funding from Proposed Federal Budget - 20 February 2020

Sea History Today 27: Finding Berths for our Naval Museum Ships - 6 February 2020

Sea History Today 26: Historic Descent into the Challenger Deep - 23 January 2020

Sea History Today 25: Adaptive Sailing - 9 January 2020

Sea History Today 24: Nautical Terms and Phrases - 19 December 2019

Sea History Today 23: John W. Brown Needs a Permanent Berth - 5 December 2019

Sea History Today 22: American Merchant Marine & International Commercial Shipping - 21 November 2019

Sea History Today 21: Getting Closer to the Experiences of our Maritime History - 10 October 2019

Sea History Today 20: Nathaniel Bowditch & the Power of Numbers - 12 September 2019

Sea History Today 19: Vessels on the Big Screen, Cont'd - 22 August 2019

Sea History Today 18: Vessels on the Big Screen - 8 August 2019

Sea History Today 17: National History Day Maritime Awards - 25 July 2019

Sea History Today 16: Seafaring Spirits - 11 July 2019

Sea History Today 15: Sailor's Grub - 13 June 2019

Sea History Today 14: You Never Know What You’re Going to Learn at a Maritime Event - 30 May 2019

Sea History Today 13: Summer is Coming! Are You Ready to Explore? - 23 May 2019

Sea History Today 12: To She or Not to She - 3 May 2019

Sea History Today 11: Surprises in This Year's Silent Auction - 18 April 2019

Sea History Today 10: Celebrating Marine Art - 5 April 2019

Sea History Today 9: Maritime Scholarship Opportunities - 21 March 2019

Sea History Today 8: Stewardship of our Waters - 7 March 2019

Sea History Today 7: Green Developments in the Maritime World - 21 February 2019

Sea History Today 6: The Conversation with our Readers Continues - 10 January 2019

Sea History Today 5: Picton Castle Sailing Around the World - 21 December 2018

Sea History Today 4: Sea History (Not Just) For Kids - 7 December 2018

Sea History Today 3: Navigating Seahistory.org Resources - 20 November 2018

Sea History Today 2: SEA in Sea History - 19 October 2018

Sea History Today 1: National History Day Awards Announced - 20 September 2018