Sea History Today 3: Resources – 20 November 2018

Finding Your Way Around Resources

We’re pretty excited about our website—it’s gotten a fresh, modern look and a lot of rich new features.  We’d like to tell you about the Maritime Resources section.  The best part about it, if we say so ourselves, is the Sea History Index.  All 164 issues of Sea History are now indexed, and the entries are linked directly to the online pages of the magazines.  Looking for an installment of the Cape Horn Road series? We’ve got it. Want to know if Sea History has any articles about the legendary SS United States? They’re in there.  Can’t get enough of Ernestina-Morrissey?  (Neither can we.)  The index has made searching the pages of Sea History a whole lot easier to find just what you’re looking for.

“What if I want to find more?”
We’ve compiled a directory of Maritime History on the Internet, Peter McCracken’s series on innovative online tools and collections for maritime research. And there’s a link to his own site,, a directory for looking up references to specific vessels. Want more? The Research page offers a list of useful databases, forums, and archive collections. If it’s images you’re after, there is a gallery of some of the stellar marine artists who have worked with us over the years, as well as a directory of maritime image collections, and even some NMHS videos.
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Are there maritime museums near me?”

The Resources page also features an interactive museum and maritime site locator. Search by state, CAMM affiliation (NMHS Friends & Up get in those museums for free…), or Program Type/Activity.  Looking for a lighthouse museum or fancy some boat building? Somewhere to get the kids out on a historic ship?  Or maybe a maritime library with an archives collection to help wrap up that genealogy project?  Check out the Museums page, and if you know of a museum or maritime site that isn’t included, let us know and we’ll add it in. We’re always glad to expand on the information we can share.

We hope you’ll visit our website at, and that you’ll take a few minutes to explore and learn more about NMHS, maritime history, and the maritime heritage community!

Sea History Today is written by Shelley Reid, NMHS senior staff writer.  Past issues can be read online by clicking here.