The National Maritime Historical Society

Finest Hours & So Close to Home Seminar Series 11/3 and 11/4

Join the National Maritime Historical Society and
New York Times Bestselling Author Michael Tougias
for a Film Screening, Lecture & Book Signing

The Finest Hours    &    So Close to Home 
        

Friday, November 3, 2017
Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Film Screening at 7:00 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Continental Breakfast & Registration at 10:30 AM; Lecture at 11:00 AM

Both Events at the Chappaqua Library Theatre
195 South Greeley Avenue, Chappaqua, NY

RSVP by clicking HERE

Join us on Friday evening along with New York Times bestselling author Michael Tougias for a film screening of The Finest Hours, a feature-length motion picture produced by Walt Disney Pictures based on his book about the Coast Guard’s daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers were destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.  Following the screening, Michael will speak briefly about how the film was made, and signed books will be available for purchase.

Join us again on Saturday when Michael Tougias returns to the Chappaqua library to give a two-part multimedia presentation on The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue and also his book So Close To Home: The True Story of an American Family’s Fight for Survival During WWII, about the Downs family as they struggle against sharks, hypothermia, drowning, and dehydration in their effort to survive the aftermath of a deadly May 19, 1942 U-boat attack.  Book signing will follow.

The Public is invited to both events.  Space is limited and advance registration is recommended (and appreciated!).  Please RSVP by clicking HERE You may also contact NMHS at 914-737-7878, ext. 0 if you plan to attend.  A $5 or $10 donation is appreciated. After the lecture on Saturday, NMHS will host a luncheon—$25 prepaid with cash bar. (Lunch reservations are required.)

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Annual Awards Dinner Live Auction

Take a sneak peak at the items featured in this year’s Annual Awards Dinner Live Auction! Even if you are not able to attend, you can still participate and support the National Maritime Historical Society.   Let us do the bidding for you!  Call  914-737-7878 ext. 0 or email nmhs@seahistory.org to be set up with your own personal bidding representative. Be sure to place your highest bid with your representative, who will bid in agreed-upon increments from the opening bid up to your highest bid.  All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, 26 October 2017. Telephone bids will be honored until Tuesday 24 October at 12:00 Noon EST.

1929 Chateau Pichon Lalande –
A collector’s item from a celebrated year, from the private cellar of American heiress Doris Duke

Duke  was an American heiress, socialite, horticulturalist, art collector and philanthropist dubbed “the richest little girl in the world.”  The daughter of a wealthy tobacco tycoon, Duke was able to fund a life of global travel and wide-ranging interests. These extended across journalism, competition surfing, jazz piano, wildlife conservation, Oriental art and Hare Krishna. Her estimated $1.3 billion fortune was largely left to charity.  This wine is reviewed as having a “mature but lively appearance, fresh and delicate, pure and elegant, great finesse, perfectly intact, wonderful length …”

Donated by: George W. Carmany III, Dinner Chairman
Value: $1,500

 

Private Charter Aboard Yacht Manhattan for 40 Guests with an Open Bar

Enjoy a 2-hour private charter aboard the yacht Manhattan with up to 40 guests and an open bar.  This gorgeous, buff-hulled 80-foot, twenties-style yacht offers elegance and comfort, wrapped in turn-of-the-century tradition. She is equipped with teak decks and mahogany trim. Her spectacular cabin features an all-glass observatory, cushioned seating and a well-appointed bar, all of which provides you and your guests with stunning panoramic views of New York City. Departs from Chelsea Piers. Time to be mutually agreed upon. Gratuity is not included. Not valid on Saturdays; expires December 31, 2018.

Donated By: Classic Harbor Line, Scarano Boat Building & NMHS Trustee Richard Scarano
Value: $4,200

 

7-Night Mississippi River Cruise for 2 

You and a guest can enjoy any available cruise departing in May of 2018 aboard paddlewheeler America. Treat yourself to a 7- night Mississippi River cruise, with private balcony stateroom, for two aboard America, the newest vessel on the Mississippi River. Launched in 2016, America is one of the finest Mississippi paddlewheelers ever built, introducing features never before seen on the Mississippi.  America embodies a casual ambiance and relaxed atmosphere while providing panoramic views of the passing scenery.  Choose from different cruise options—New Orleans round trip or Lower Mississippi Cruise, and enjoy customized excursions from iconic ports.

Donated By: American Cruise Lines
Value: $10,650

 

Star Clipper 7-Night Cruise from Phuket or Bali for 2

Don’t miss this opportunity for you and a guest to spend 7 nights aboard Star Clipper in an outside cabin (category 4) from either Phuket, Thailand, or Bali, Indonesia.

A true clipper ship, the Star Clipper reflects her proud heritage in every inch of polished brass. The ship is intimate, with room for just 170 passengers, but spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks provide ample space for relaxation or recreation. Lounge at the indoor-outdoor Tropical Bar and Piano Bar or curl up in front of the fireplace in the Edwardian-style library. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships will interest you, while teak and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clipper’s proud nautical heritage. All cabins have marble-lined bathrooms with showers and include double or twin beds that can be converted to queen-size beds. Also included are a television with in-house video and direct dial telephone. Subject to availability, confirmable no earlier than thirty days (30) prior to sailing. Non-transferable and has no redeemable cash value. Additional port charges, gratuities and items of a personal nature are additional. Holiday sailings are excluded. Does not include airfare. December 15, 2018.

Donated by: Star Clippers
Value: $7,480

 


Let us do the bidding for you!  Call 914-737-7878 ext. 0 to be set up with your own personal bidding representative. Telephone bids will be honored until Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 12:00 Noon EST.   All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, October 26, 2017, so be sure to place your highest bid with your representative, who will bid in increments up to your highest bid. Payment information in the form of a credit card will be collected at the time of your bid, but the payment will not be processed unless yours is the winning bid on October 26, 2017. If you are the winning bidder, we will notify you by email or phone, charge your credit card for payment and make arrangements for shipping or pickup. Additional payment for shipping will then be charged.


Thank you to all of our donors for these fantastic items. We truly  appreciate your generosity and wonderful support.

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Annual Awards Dinner Silent Auction Catalog

In addition to honoring Brian D’Isernia, Captain Bert Rogers and NMHS Overseer Philip J. Webster, two of the many exciting features of our Annual Awards Dinner are the LIVE and SILENT auctions! Even if you are not able to attend, you can still participate and support the National Maritime Historical Society.   The Silent Auction is now open – let us do the bidding for you!

 

 

Call  914-737-7878 ext. 0 or email nmhs@seahistory.org to be set up with your own personal bidding representative. Be sure to place your highest bid with your representative, who will bid in increments from the starting bid up to your highest bid. All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, 26 October 2017. Telephone bids will be honored until Tuesday 24 October at 12:00 Noon EST.

Take a look at our fantastic auction items!
Maritime Art      Maritime Collectibles      Maritime Books           
Museums & Tours      Day Sails & Cruising      Resorts & Travel     

 

MARITIME ART

Young America—New York in the 1890s
Spectacular Oil on Canvas by Award Winning Artist Patrick O’Brien
18″ x 24″, 2017. Offered at the auction, or buy it now by calling 800-221-6647 Ext. 0.

Starting Bid or Buy it Now: $6,000 / Bid Increments: $250

 

 


America
Victorious
Oil on Canvas by Award Winning Artist Patrick O’Brien
16” x 20”,  2017.  Offered at the auction, or buy it now by calling 800-221-6647 Ext. 0

Starting Bid or Buy it Now: $4,500 / Bid Increments: $250    SOLD!

 

 

 

thomson-printView from the Battery, 1829, by Thos. Thomson
Limited edition print reproduced from the original lithograph. Professionally framed and matted. Sheet Size: 17” x 31”.

Donated By: David Vietor and  National Maritime Historical Society
Value: $375
Starting Bid: $250 / Bid Increments: $50

 

Harbor Approach
by Leonard Mizerek

Original Oil – 6” x 8”, Framed

Donated by: Leonard Mizerek
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

 

 

 

Race of the Elsies by Thomas Hoyne

Limited edition lithograph. Professionally Framed.
Image size 27” wide x 21 ½” high.

Donated By: Ronald L. Oswald
Value: $1,000
Starting Bid: $800 / Bid Increments: $100

 

 

MARITIME COLLECTIBLES

bolero-1bolero-2Set of 2 Bolero Sail Plans,  Built by Henry B. Nevins, 1949; Designed by Sparkman & Stephens; Signed by Olin Stephens
Bolero is a classic `maxi’ ocean racer and was considered the ultimate example of an ocean racer in the 1950’s. Bolero was a regular participant in major races, and served as the Flagship of the New York Yacht Club. In 1955, she was sold to a well-known Swedish yachtsman who extended her successful racing career on both sides of the Atlantic. After some years of neglect she was bought by her present owners in 2000. A major restoration was carried out at the Brewer Pilots Point Marina in Westbrook, Connecticut, in 2001–2002. Since then she has cruised and raced in New England, the Chesapeake, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Set of two—each professionally framed. Serigraph on Coventry rag paper.

Donated By: Sparkman & Stephens
Value: $1,500
Starting Bid: $1,200 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Fishing Schooner by Raymond Guinta

Donated By:
Model Ships by Ray Guinta
Value: $110
Starting Bid: $80 / Bid Increments: $10

 

 

 

hornblower-map

Original Map 26 from C.S. Forester’s Hornblower Companion: Bomb Vessels’ Action off Rugen

Horatio Hornblower Fans – there is no other.  This is the original map #26 from Forester’s Companion – Bomb Vessels’ Action off Rugen, unframed, size: 14”x18½” and a copy of C.S. Forester’s Hornblower Companion. Hornblower returns to duty in Forester’s Commodore as a flag officer.  In this tale Hornblower foils an assassination attempt on Russian Tsar Alexander I and employs his bomb-ketches against the French Army in defense of the city of Riga.  This map details his naval actions in the destruction of French ship Blanchefleur as Hornblower once again saves the day.

Donated By: H.C. Bowen Smith
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $500 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Ships of Glass Trio –
USS Trippe, USS Porcupine and 
US Brig Niagara
Hand-made, beautiful glass replicas of ships that participated at the Battle of Lake Erie, September 10, 1813. US Brig Niagara was Commodore Perry’s relief flagship.

Donated By: Don & Kathy Hardy of Ships of Glass
Value: $150
Starting Bid: $70 / Bid Increments: $10

 

1941 Antique C. Plath Sextant and Binoculars from WWII

1941 Antique C. Plath Sextant and Binoculars from WWII – Given to Hyman Wassermen by German Naval Officer who claimed to have used them during WWII.

 

Donated By: Andy Blan
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

 

Fine Silver Shell with 18″ Sterling Silver Snake Chain

One-of-a-kind pieces of fine jewelry. Individually hand-formed. Numbered and signed by Nancy Prisk of Southport Silver.

Donated By: Southport Silver & Nancy Prisk
Value: $185
Starting Bid: $130 / Bid Increments: $20

 

SailorBags Genuine Sailcloth Large Duffel
The perfect size for weekend travel or a full-day family outing. With its space-efficiency, compact size, and light weight, it’s a great carry-on bag too. Features: big main compartment, full length zipper, outside accessory pocket, additional organizer pockets, removable shoulder strap and double hand straps.  Genuine sailcloth exterior, YKK marine grade zippers and corrosion-resistant metal hardware. Lifetime guarantee. Outside Dimensions (approx.) 12″H x 22″W x 12″D.

Donated By: Sailor Bags
Value: $99
Starting Bid: $70 / Bid Increments: $10

 

KOBRAND Wine – 3 Bottles (1.5L) of Nardi Brunello 2003
To enjoy or collect – Nardi Brunello 2003 reveals gorgeous depth, richness and density in its dark red fruit, tobacco and licorice. Sweet floral notes ring out on the long, refined finish. This is a medium-bodied style of Brunello that can be enjoyed now or cellared.

Donated By: Kobrand Corporation and Marco Sorio
Value: $425
Starting Bid: $300 / Bid Increments: $50

 

MARITIME BOOKS

mcallister-towing

Signed Copy of McAllister Towing: 150 Years of Family Business
McAllister Towing is known throughout the shipping industry today as one of the world’s most reliable and respected tugboat and marine transportation firms, towing barges, escorting ships, and providing docking services in twelve U. S. ports along the East Coast. Signed by Brian, Buckley and Eric McAllister.

Donated By: McAllister Towing & Transportation Co., Inc.
Starting Bid: $80 / Bid Increments: $10

 

Signed Books by John Lehman
65th Secretary of the Navy in the Regan administration, John Francis Lehman, Jr. is now an American investment banker and writer. NMHS Overseer John F. Lehman, Jr. promoted the creation of a 600-ship Navy. From 2003 to 2004 he was a member of the 9/11 Commission.

Donated By: John F. Lehman, Jr.
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $80 / Bid Increments: $10

 

William H. White white-photoSigned Book Collection
William H. White has been an historian specializing in the maritime heritage and American involvement in the Age of Sail for most of his adult life. A life-long sailor himself, he continues to sail and race actively in his home waters. He has sailed under square rig, giving him a knowledgeable and first hand insight to the complex workings of the vessels about which he writes. He served as an officer in the United States Navy in the ’60’s and was actively involved in naval operations for three years in Vietnam. Books in this auction include: The Greater the Honor, In Pursuit of Glory, When Fortune Frowns, Gun Bay, In Hostile Waters.

Donated By: William H. White
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $20

 

 

 

 


Four Maritime Book Selections from Quarto Group

Donated By: The Quarto Group
Value: $150
Starting Bid: $80 / Bid Increments: $10

 

Signed Maritime Maryland: A History by Dr. William Dudley
Maritime Maryland: A History is a vivid portrayal of Maryland’s maritime past, exploring the complex interaction of people, land, and the waterways through descriptions of trade, ports, shipbuilding, technology, pollution, commercial and passenger transportation, naval campaigns, watermen, commercial fisheries and recreational boating. Hardbound, 328 pages.

Donated By: Dr. William Dudley, former Director of Naval History for the US Navy
Value: $100
Starting Bid: $80 / Bid Increments: $10

 

New York City Classics:  A Dream of Tall Ships & Harbor Voices
A Dream of Tall Ships – How New Yorkers came together to save the city’s sailing-ship waterfront, by Peter & Norma Stanford, is a lively account of a great urban adventure beginning in the 1960s with two New Yorkers committed to creating a maritime museum in Manhattan’s old sailing ship waterfront—the South Street Seaport Museum.  Harbor Voices By Terry Waltoncelebrates New York’s working harbor; the people, places and vessels that make the city work. It includes behind-the-scenes stories as interconnections to earlier times.

Donated By: National Maritime Historical Society
Starting Bid: $50 / Bid Increments: $10

 

MUSEUMS & TOURS

Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Mystic Seaport’s Watercraft Collection for Six
Enjoy a day at Mystic Seaport with a behind-the-scenes tour of the Watercraft Collection on a mutually agreed upon date in 2018 for up to 6 people. The Watercraft Collection at Mystic Seaport is the largest of its kind. It includes sailing craft ranging in size from rowboats to schooners and ships. The collection also houses a large number of rowing craft, including both round and flat bottom, and a growing number of canoes and powered craft, such as the Herreshoff-designed Resolute launch.

Donated By: Mystic Seaport & Stephen C. White
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $200 / Bid Increments: $20

 

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Global Terminals—Visit a State-of-the-Art Container Terminal
Ride the elevator to the top of a container crane (160’) and operate the crane under the supervision of John Atkins, president of Global Terminals. Mr. Atkins will also give you and two friends an extensive tour with lunch. The terminal is located at: 302 Port Jersey Blvd., Jersey City, New Jersey.  Expires December 31, 2018.

Donated By: Global Terminals
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $300 / Bid Increments: $50

 

Director’s Tour for 25 aboard Wavertree

Capt. Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of South Street Seaport Museum, will give you and up to 24 friends a private behind-the-scenes tour of the 130 year old riveted wrought-iron sailing ship Wavertree. This is the iconic remainder of the thousands of sailing ships that docked at the Street of Sails in the heyday of the Age of Sail. Just having undergone a multi-million dollar restoration at Caddell Drydock in Staten Island, the ship tells an amazing story. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires December 31, 2018.

Donated By: South Street Seaport Museum & Capt. Jonathan Boulware
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $400 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Private Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for 12
A private behind-the-scenes tour of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, based in historic St. Michaels, MD. CBMM houses the world’s largest collection of Chesapeake Bay water craft, and provides interactive exhibits in and around the 35 buildings which dot the 18-acre campus. For up to 12 guests, at a mutually convenient time.

Donated By: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum & Kristin Greenaway
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $200 / Bid Increments: $20

 

DAY SAILS & CRUISING

3-Hour Sail for 2 Aboard Historic Seraffyn of Victoria with Yachtsman George Dow

Join George Dow for a 3-hour sail on the historic 24’ Seraffyn of Victoria, the famous wooden cutter that author-sailors Larry and Lin Pardey sailed around the world without power. This beautiful wooden cutter was built by hand in Larry Pardey’s back yard in Newport Beach, California and is well designed for all the elements of ocean sailing.  George will bring lobster rolls and a copy of Larry and Lin’s Cruising in the Seraffyn which documents building of Seraffyn and the initial leg of Seraffyn’s circumnavigation.  Board at Scituate, MA.  Date to be mutually agreed upon in 2018.

Donated By: George Dow
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $300 / Bid Increments: $50

 

Tickets for 4-6 aboard Schooner Pioneer
Sail historic New York Harbor aboard an icon. The 1885 iron schooner Pioneer sails 5 days a week from Pier 16 in the East River. Built in Marcus Hook, PA, to carry sand, she was converted from sloop to schooner. One of the last surviving examples of commercial working sailing vessels, Pioneer is a perfect platform for a sail on the harbor that built the US! Subject to availability. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Gratuity not included. Expires December 31, 2018.

Donated By: South Street Seaport Museum & Capt. Jonathan Boulware
Value: $192
Starting Bid: $150 / Bid Increments: $20

 

 

O-Clearwater2Sail for 2 on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

Experience the Hudson River aboard Clearwater, an authentic working tall-ship and join in “all hands to the halyards” to help hoist the sails to the rhythm of a traditional sea shanty. Steer the boat with the 11-foot tiller and experience the Clearwater tradition of a moment of silence and reflection. Learn about the Hudson River’s history, biology and environmental concerns and relax out on the water. For 2018 sailing season.

Donated By: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Value: $100
Starting Bid: $70 / Bid Increments: $10

 

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Two Tickets for 2-Hour Sail aboard Schooner Adirondack or America 2.0
See New York like you never have on this 2-hour sail aboard the Adirondack, a wooden 80-foot pilot schooner. Within five minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll forget the mayhem and noise of Manhattan street life, and you’ll feel the relaxing breeze of New York Harbor! Departs from Chelsea Piers. Gratuity is not included. Not valid on Saturdays; expires December 31, 2018.

Donated By: Classic Harbor Line and Scarano Boat Building
Value: $164
Starting Bid: $120 / Bid Increments: $20

 

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Two Tickets for AIANY around Manhattan Architecture Tour
Hosted by architect-members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the New York City architecture tour will take you on a full circumnavigation of the island of Manhattan. You will take in the “Starchitecture” of the West Side, skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, and the icons of the East River in this 2 hour 45 minute cruise. These pillars of strength can be viewed in comfort and style, from the climate-controlled, enclosed back-deck observatory or from the open bow for fresh air and sunlight. Light hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer, wine, or champagne is included. Departs from Chelsea Piers. Gratuity is not included. Not valid on Saturdays; expires December 31, 2018.

Donated By: Classic Harbor Line & Scarano Boat Building
Value: $156
Starting Bid: $120/ Bid Increments: $20

 

RESORTS & TRAVEL

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St. James’s Club, Morgan Bay, St. Lucia; 7 to 10 nights of accommodations, for up to three rooms, double occupancy
Set amid 25 acres of lush hillside gardens tucked into a private cove on the northern coast of St. Lucia, this all-inclusive beachfront resort features 345 well-appointed guest rooms and suites offering stunning ocean and tropical garden views. Enjoy the day exploring an array of water sports and land activities. Certificate provides 7 to 10 nights of accommodations for up to three rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $115 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining, beverages, resort activities, service charges and gratuities. Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability. Additional surcharge will apply Dec 21–Jan 3 & Feb 1–24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec 21-Jan 3 & Feb 1-24. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $2,745
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100


St James Club AntiguaSM

St. James’s Club, Antigua; 7 to 9  Nights of Accommodations, for up to Three Rooms, Double Occupancy
Experience a private 100-acre tropical peninsula on Antigua’s southeastern coast where clear turquoise waters surround your own private oasis. Two magnificent white-sand beaches, six pools, four distinct restaurants, non-motorized water sports, tennis & fitness center, supervised kids activities, spa and nightly entertainment. Certificate provides accommodations for up to three rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $125 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining, beverages, resort activities, service charges and gratuities. Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability. Additional surcharge will apply Dec 21–Jan 3 & Feb 1–24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec 21-Jan 3 & Feb 1-24. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $3,600
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Verandah Resort AntiguaSM

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua; 7 to 9 Nights of Accommodations, for up to Three Rooms, Double Occupancy
The Verandah is a luxury, all-suite, eco-friendly Caribbean beachfront resort with two spectacular white-sand beaches, four pools, nature trails to historic Devil’s Bridge, three dining options, tennis & fitness center, non-motorized water sports, kids club & mini cinema, and the world-class Spa Tranquility (additional fee). Certificate provides accommodations for up to three rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $125 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining, beverages, resort activities, service charges and gratuities. Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability. Additional surcharge will apply Dec 21–Jan 3 & Feb 1–24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec 21-Jan 3 & Feb 1-24. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $2,700
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Palm Island GrenadinesSM

Palm Island Resort, Grenadines;
7 to 10 Nights of Accommodations. ADULTS ONLY. For up to Two Rooms Double Occupancy
An exclusive, 135-acre private-island hideaway, situated near the southern tip of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, offers 5 dazzling white-sand beaches, sumptuous dining, non-motorized water sports, nature trails, tennis, fitness center, free-form swimming pool with waterfall, and spa treatments. Adults only. Certificate provides accommodations for up to two rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $140 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining, beverages, resort activities, service charges and gratuities. Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability. Additional surcharge will apply Dec 21–April 15. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec 21-Jan 3 & Feb 1-24. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $3,000
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Los Establos PanamaSM

Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama; 7 Nights of Accommodations for up to 3 Rooms, Double Occupancy
With panoramic views of the Baru Volcano, the suites at Los Establos Boutique Inn, winner of TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award 2013, are quiet hideaways with regional motif and artwork. Open the door to your private patio to let cool mountain air refresh you. In the evening, stroll along the paths of the hotel’s adjoining coffee plantation, and enjoy a coffee on the terrace overlooking the lush gardens. Certificate provides accommodations for up to three rooms for 7 nights and is subject to a required supplement of $115 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining and beverages and 1 activity per day (Note: Activity not provided on day of arrival/departure). Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability.  All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $3,000
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

The Club Barbados Resort & Spa, Antigua; 7 to 10 Nights of Accommodations, for up to Three Rooms, one bedroom suite accommodations
The Club Barbados, located on the prestigious platinum west coast of island offers guests an adult only experience. There is plenty to enjoy with spacious accommodations, three freshwater swimming pools, water sports, two dining options, tennis, fitness center, spa, piano bar and lounges. Certificate provides accommodations for up to three rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $125 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining, beverages, resort activities, service charges and gratuities. Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability. Additional surcharge will apply Dec 21–Jan 3 & Feb 1–24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec 21-Jan 3 & Feb 1-24. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $2,400
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 

Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua;
7 to 9 nights  of Accommodations. Adults only, for up to Two Rooms Double Occupancy
The simple, unadorned pleasure of the Caribbean await at the adults-only Pineapple Beach Club, Antiqua. Set on 30 acres of tropical paradise, with a spectacular quarter-mile white sand beach, two freshwater swimming pools, non-motorized water sports, comfortable accommodations, three dining options, tennis, fitness center & more. Certificate provides accommodations for up to two rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $120 per person, per night, based on double occupancy and travel dates. Supplement covers all dining, beverages, resort activities, service charges and gratuities. Government taxes are not included. Supplement and taxes are collected at the time of booking. Accommodations are subject to availability. Additional surcharge will apply Dec 21–Jan 3 & Feb 1–24. Air must be purchased at the time of booking for stays Dec 21-Jan 3 & Feb 1-24. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2019. Air transportation is not included. Elite Island Resorts can assist the winners with air travel plans, as they have access to all airline fares and availability.

Donated By: Elite Island Resorts
Value: $2,100
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

 


Let us do the bidding for you!  Call 914-737-7878 ext. 0 to be set up with your own personal bidding representative. Telephone bids will be honored until Tuesday October 24, 2017 at 12:00 Noon EST.   The winner is responsible for shipping costs; pick-up is also available.  All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, October 26, 2017, so be sure to place your highest bid with your representative, who will bid in increments up to your highest bid. Payment information in the form of a credit card will be collected at the time of your bid, but the payment will not be processed unless yours is the winning bid on October 26, 2017. If you are the winning bidder, we will notify you by email or phone, charge your credit card for payment and make arrangements for shipping or pickup. Additional payment for shipping will then be charged.


Thank you to all of our donors for these fantastic items. We truly  appreciate your generosity and wonderful support.

Alpha Direct Agency, LLC & Emmanuel I. Osuyah
Andy Blan
George W. Carmany III
American Cruise Lines
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum & Kristin Greenaway
Classic Harbor Line & Scarano Boat Building
George Dow
Dr. William Dudley
Elite Island Resorts
Global Terminals &  John Atkins
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Kobrand Corporation and Mario Sorio
John F. Lehman, Jr.
Maine Maritime Museum
McAllister Towing and Transportation Co., Inc.
Leonard Mizerek
Model Ships by Raymond Guinta
William G. Muller
Mystic Seaport  & Stephen C. White
New York Yacht Club
Patrick O’Brien
Ronald L. Oswald
The Quarto Group
Sailor Bags
Ships of Glass, Inc. & Don Hardy
Howard Slotnick
H.C. Bowen Smith
South Street Seaport Museum & Capt. Jonathan Boulware
Southport Silver & Nancy Prisk
Sparkman & Stephens
Star Kay White & Benjamin Katzenstein
David Vietor
William H. White

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Texas Seaport Museum Exhibit to Celebrate Sea Shanties

A New Exhibit at the Texas Seaport Museum:
Keeping Rhythm on the Sea—A History of Sea Shanties

shanty-750x400Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum will highlight sea shanties—songs that helped sailors keep rhythm together and work as one—at a new exhibit, Keeping Rhythm on the Sea – A History of Sea Shanties. The exhibit will debut onboard the 1877 barque Elissa on Friday, 13 November, during a special Galveston Historical Foundation member’s preview. The exhibit will be open to the general public beginning Saturday, 14 November, at the Texas Seaport Museum,  located at Pier 22 and Harborside in Galveston, Texas.

This new exhibit, donated to Texas Seaport Museum by Texas A&M Galveston Maritime Studies program, highlights the historical and contemporary life of the sea shanty and the men who sang them. Video and audio clips of shanties being sung aboard Elissa add to the experience of being on board while under sail.

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NOAA Proposes Two New Candidates for National Marine Sanctuary

During the 2015 Our Ocean Conference in Valparaiso, Chile, President Barack Obama announced that two new national marine sanctuaries have been identified by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) for possible designation under the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.

A diver swims over the two masted schooner, Walter B. Allen. Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society

A diver swims over the two masted schooner, Walter B. Allen.
Tamara Thomsen, Wisconsin Historical Society

An 875-square mile area of Lake Michigan, with waters extending from Port Washington to Two Rivers in Wisconsin, was identified for possible designation. The nominated area contains a collection of 39 known shipwrecks, 15 of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Vessel at low tide showing hull frame Don Shomette

Vessel at low tide showing hull frame
Don Shomette

Mallows Bay in Maryland is a 14-square mile area of the tidal Potomac River, adjacent to Charles County. Nearly 200 vessels spanning from the Revolutionary War through the present are found in the area, including the remains of the largest “Ghost Fleet” of World War I wooden steamships built for the US Emergency Fleet, which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Both sites were nominated as a national marine sanctuary through the sanctuary nomination process with broad community support.

“For the first time in twenty years, communities can bring forth proposals for consideration to be added to our nation’s system of marine sanctuaries,” said Holly Bamford, PhD, assistant NOAA administrator for the National Ocean Service performing the duties of the assistant secretary of commerce for conservation and management. “The Mallows Bay-Potomac River and Wisconsin-Lake Michigan nominations demonstrate this new bottom-up approach, which ensures communities lead in identifying and protecting their valuable coastal and marine areas. We look forward to hearing from the public as these two nominations go through the process.”

The public is invited to submit comments until Jan. 15 through the Federal eRulemaking Portal, www.regulations.gov (docket number for Mallows Bay-Potomac River is NOAA-NOS-2015-0111 and docket number for Wisconsin-Lake Michigan is NOAA-NOS-2015-0112). An official notice will be published in the Federal Register later this week.

Comments may also be mailed if postmarked by Jan. 15.

Comments on Mallows Bay-Potomac River should be sent to:
Paul Orlando
Chesapeake Bay Regional Coordinator
ONMS Northeast and Great Lakes Region
c/o NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
410 Severn Ave, Suite 207-A
Annapolis, MD 21403

Comments on Wisconsin-Lake Michigan should be sent to:
Ellen Brody
Great Lakes Regional Coordinator
ONMS Northeast and Great Lakes Region
4840 South State Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9719

NOAA will also be hosting public meetings to answer questions and gather public input at the following locations:

Maryland:
November 4, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
La Plata–Charles County Government Building Auditorium
200 Baltimore Street
La Plata, Maryland

November 10, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Annapolis, Maryland

Wisconsin:
November 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Maritime Museum
75 Maritime Drive
Manitowoc, Wisconsin

November 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wilson House
200 N. Franklin Street
Port Washington, Wisconsin

November 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan,
Main Building, Wombat Room (Room 2114)
1 University Drive
Sheboygan, Wisconsin

Following this comment period, NOAA will develop a draft environmental impact statement, draft management plan and potential regulations for each site, which will then be available for public review. After reviewing those comments, NOAA will then make a final decision on the proposed action.

More information on the two proposed sites can be found at
http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/mallows-bay/

http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/wisconsin/

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2014 Annual Awards Dinner: An Evening to Remember!

Photo by Allison Lucas.  (Front Row, l-r) James J. Coleman Jr., Rives Potts, George W. Carmany III.   (Back Row, l-r) Clay Maitland, Ronald L. Oswald, Daniel J. Basta, Howard Slotnick, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), and Richard du Moulin.

Photo by Allison Lucas. (Front Row, l-r) James J. Coleman Jr., Rives Potts, George W. Carmany III.  (Back Row, l-r) Clay Maitland, Ronald L. Oswald, Daniel J. Basta, Howard Slotnick, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.), and Richard du Moulin.

The National Maritime Historical Society celebrated a successful and magical Annual Awards Dinner held at the New York Yacht Club on Thursday 23 October, 2014

This year we were honored to present awards for outstanding contributions in the maritime field to Daniel Basta, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries; George W. Carmany, III, longtime chairman of the America’s Cup Committee for the New York Yacht Club; James J. Coleman Jr., chairman of the National Coast Guard Museum Association and a director of the Coast Guard Foundation; and Howard Slotnick, treasurer and chairman emeritus of the Society, and one of the driving forces behind the OpSail tradition.

View Photos taken at the event by professional photographer Allison Lucas.  You can also view the four Awardee Videos prepared by NMHS Vice Chairman and President/Producer of XXL Media Richardo Lopes, who has created over 40 award winning PBS television programs and documentaries.

Our honorees were joined by Dinner Chair Clay Maitland, maritime executive and founding chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association.  Richard T. du Moulin, award-winning yachtsman and previous recipient of the NMHS Distinguished Service Award, was Master of Ceremonies. The US Coast Guard Academy Cadet Chorale, directed by Dr. Robert Newton, provided the evening’s lively entertainment.

Among the guests were distinguished dignitaries including the recent former commandant of the US Coast Guard (Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr.), the vice commodore of the New York Yacht Club (Rives Potts), a great maritime artist (Oswald Brett), the chairman, president and leading staff of Mystic Seaport (Barclay Collins, Steve White, Quentin Snediker and Maureen Hennessey), the presidents of South Street Seaport Museum (Captain Jonathan Boulware) the Steamship Historical Society of America (Mathew Schulte), and the American Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy (Erik Olstein), the chairman of the Coast Guard Foundation (Robert Flynn), the president and CEO of one of America’s great family-owned tugboat companies (Captain Brian McAllister), the Nobel prize winner for discovering the structure of DNA (Dr. James Watson), the Regional Vice President of the American Bureau of Shipping (Stephen Gumpel), the founder, president, and program development director of the lighthouse tender Lilac (Gerry Weinstein, Mary Habstritt and Daniella Romano) and the president of the Working Harbor Committee (Captain John Doswell).  It was a magical evening we will not soon forget.

A recurring theme during the course of remarks, from the podium and amongst friends old and new, was the importance of focusing on the sea, and on the waters on which we sail, on our common experiences and background and the necessity of connecting together, of sharing our stories and knowledge. Dinner Chairman Clay Maitland praised the work of the Society for our focus on what ties us together and our leadership promoting the larger story. He stated that we share with those who went before us common experiences; we are a people who migrated here from across the seas and still today sail the same seas and rivers to carry our trade and culture. Pirates, terrorism, migration, drought, and religion were issues faced by our forefathers and we are helped to navigate those challenges today by looking to our heritage and realizing its relevance.

Dan Basta discussed the 38th voyage of Mystic Seaport’s whaler Charles W. Morgan as an example of an international icon to connect the world, and advocated an international year to celebrate maritime heritage. Howard Slotnick remembered joining the South Street Seaport Museum as a dollar member, an act that changed his life as he got involved, traveling the world as an OpSail ambassador to invite tall ships to America. George Carmany asked us to think in our own life what it is that makes us love the sea as we do, imagining that for most of us it was getting out on the water as a child, or perhaps with a team racing, but some wonderful experience. As said he put it: “Why do we love the sea so? What forms the attachment that we feel? The exhilaration we feel when we go out on it? Its beauty? The hidden dangers? Its fury and peacefulness? Our impressions, the things that tie us to it emotionally, are grounded in personal experiences, from childhood in most cases… This is the stuff of love and passion, the sort of things that collectively bind us to the sea.”

In honor of James Coleman, his son Jamie Coleman, artist Paul Garnett, and the National Maritime Historical Society donated USCG Bounty Rescue—October 2012 to Mr. Coleman for the new National Coast Guard Museum. Captain of Coast Guard Sector New York, Captain Gordon A. Loebl, is displaying the painting in his office until the construction of the New London, Connecticut museum is completed.

 We would like to thank all those that supported the event, including our underwriters, sponsors, trustees, dinner committee, attendees, and all those that participated in the silent and live auctions.  Your generosity is greatly appreciate

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