The National Maritime Historical Society

SAVE THE DATE – NMHS Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC

The NMHS Annual Conference will take place 15–17 May, 2017 in Charleston, SC, in conjunction with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) annual conference and the annual meeting of the Society for the History of Navy Medicine.

We will be joined by maritime historians, professors, underwater archaeologists, authors, captains, crew, students and leaders from the maritime heritage community. Enjoy three days of presentations, panels, scholarly papers, plus tours and receptions.

The conference will be hosted by the College of Charleston and will explore a wide range of maritime connections and cultural landscapes—and an interweaving of both—to examine the meaning and processes of our maritime heritage. The college is downtown, within easy walking distance of Marion Square and other historic sites (there also will be plenty of nearby parking available).

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SCHEDULE
Monday, 15 May – Evening reception off-campus at Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant

Tuesday, 16 May – Enjoy an afternoon harbor cruise to see Fort Sumner and then join the fun in a “dine-around,” an opportunity to better get to know other conference attendees in smaller groups at local restaurants

Wednesday, 17 May – Private tour of the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley and conclude the three-day event with an evening banquet

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REGISTRATION
You can register for the full three days, or by the day.
Click here for the registration and sponsorship form.

Full Conference: $245 per person (if reserved by March 31), then will increase to $265 per person – includes all continental breakfasts & lunches, sessions, breaks, reception, banquet and field trips

Single Day:
Monday: $125 per person—includes continental breakfast & lunch, all lectures,
reception at Tommy Condon’s Restaurant.

Tuesday: $125 per person—includes continental breakfast & lunch, harbor cruise to
Fort Sumter and all lectures.

Wednesday: $145 per person—includes continental breakfast & lunch, tour of H. L.
Hunley and banquet.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be in writing; email is acceptable. Substitutions are accepted at any time, but must also be requested in writing. Cancellations will be refunded up until 5:00 PM EST May 1, 2017 minus a $50 cancellation fee. After 1 May 2017 no refunds will be issued.

TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATIONS
Charleston International Airport is served by American, Delta, Jet Blue, Southwest, and United Airlines. There is a downtown shuttle service that costs $14 each way and leaves every fifteen minutes. A taxi to the Francis Marion hotel is about $30 each way. The driver may not charge extra for two passengers, but there is a $14 per passenger supplement for more than two people.

TWO HOTELS HAVE BEEN RESERVED:

FRANCIS MARION
facadeNASOH has reserved a room block at the Francis Marion Hotel located at 387 King Street. The website is: http://www.francismarioncharleston.com.

The conference rate is $179/night for a single or double traditional room. Attendees must make their own room reservations by calling (843) 772-0600 or (877) 756-2121 by Friday, 31 March 2017; you must identify yourself as attending the NASOH conference to receive this rate. The Francis Marion hotel is on Marion Square, and is within easy walking distance of the College of Charleston.

DAYS INN Charleston Historic District
NASOH also has a room block at the Days Inn Charleston Historic District, located at 155 Meeting Street. The website is www.daysinn.reservationcounter.com.  The conference rate is $135/night. Attendees must make their own room reservations by calling (844) 609-7616 by Friday, 31 March 31 2017; you must mention the group code CGNASO to receive this rate.

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NMHS 2016 Annual Meeting – Newport, RI

National Maritime Historical Society
53rd Annual Meeting
23–24 May, 2016
Officers Club of the United States Naval War College
Newport, Rhode Island

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US at the City by the Sea for our 53rd Annual Meeting at the Officers Club of the United States Naval War College in Newport. We were joined by leaders from the local maritime heritage community, who will gave reports highlighting maritime history and activity in and around Newport.

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 Naval War College

WE HAD A GREAT PROGRAM

NMHS was delighted that America’s sailing ambassador Gary Jobson previewed his new film about Sable Island, a remote island that has experienced more than 350 shipwrecks in the last 500 years.
WATCH: Trailer of the movie

The Magic and Mystery of Sable Island
A new documentary film produced by Gary Jobson
Hosted by Gary Jobson

About 200 miles southeast of Halifax, Nova Scotia, sits a remote island of sand, and grass. This crescent-shaped island is home to a herd of 500 wild horses, many thousands of gray seals, and some birds and insects that are indigenous only to Sable Island. In August 2015, Gary Jobson organized a cruise to Sable to produce a documentary. While the scenery is beautiful, sadly, it is also the site of 350 shipwrecks over the past 500 years. The low sand dunes make the island difficult to see. Fog surrounds the island on more days than not. The yacht, with a crew of six, was the only sailing vessel given permission to land on Sable Island in 2015. The crews included two archaeologists, three sailors,, and a cameraman and were very lucky to visit the island on three unusually clear days.

It is a miracle that Sable—the name means “sand” in French— exists. By all accounts, the 26-mile-long island was formed during the last ice age. It is barely one mile wide. To the north, the Labrador Current sweeps past, and not far to the south, the Gulf Stream flows in the opposite direction. The combination of currents, waves and storms has a huge impact on the position, and shape of Sable Island. A few Canadian researchers, meteorologists, and park rangers rotate living on the island.

During Jobson’s visit, the team interviewed the experts on the island about its history. The archaeologists found many fascinating artifacts. The horses provided endless fascination with their migratory patterns each day. There were no human footprints anywhere to be seen. It became apparent that the crew was seeing what the east coast of North America must have been like before any development took place. It felt as remote as their expeditions to the Polar Regions. The seals looked like they enjoyed life, but just outside the surf line dozens of sharks waited for an opportunity to attack. Clearly, swimming was out of the question.

This documentary will take you to a very remote and seldom visited place.
Runtime:  43 minutes

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
As the Steamship Historical Society of America and Tall Ships America are headquartered nearby, we were honored to have their leadership join us and discuss their respective organizations and current activities. Founded in 1935, the Steamship Historical Society of America has grown to become the world’s leading organization on the history of engine-powered vessels, with close to 3,000 domestic and international members in more than fifteen countries. SSHSA executive director Matthew Schulte spoke on behalf of that organization. Tall Ships America’s executive director (and NMHS advisor) Bert Rogers spoke on the challenges facing operational sailing ships in the 21st century and what Tall Ships America is doing to support them, promoting sail training and traditional sail through its annual Tall Ships Challenge series, and supporting the continuing professional education and safety standards for those manning today’s tall ships. Bert began his seafaring career in 1978 aboard the brigantine Romance under Captain Arthur Kimberly, winner of the 2008 NMHS Karl Kortum American Ship Trust Award.

We also heard from Perry Lewis , Vice Chairman of Rhode Island’s new tall ship, Oliver Hazard Perry.

After a luncheon buffet at the Officers Club, acclaimed author and naval historian Dr. John B. Hattendorf gave a presentation on Navies in Narragansett Bay to 1865, and then lead us on a tour of the Naval War College Museum, of which he is director. Professor Hattendorf is a longtime NMHS member and former president of the North American Society for Oceanic History. The E. J. King professor of maritime history at the Naval War College since 1984, he has written and edited more than forty books on American and British maritime history and naval warfare, and the US Naval Institute Proceedings has described him as “one of the most widely known and well-respected naval historians in the world.”

Luce Hall, Building 1, Luce Avenue, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. Photograph taken 14 July 2012.

Luce Hall, Building 1, Luce Avenue, Naval Station Newport, Rhode Island. Photograph taken 14 July 2012.

The Naval War College Museum is one of the US Navy’s nine official museums nationwide. It is operated by the Naval History and Heritage Command in cooperation with the Naval War College. Located in what was built in 1819 as the poor house of Newport County, the facility became the Naval War College’s first building in 1884. It was here that Alfred Thayer Mahan gave his lectures that led to his famous book, The Influence of Sea Power Upon History (1890). The current special exhibits are Operation Deep Freeze! and The Face of Admiral Lord Nelson.

We chartered Adirondack II for a sail around Newport Harbor. The schooner was built at Scarano Boatbuilding in Albany, where NMHS trustee Rick Scarano and his brother John, have built many beautiful passenger vessels, many of them sailing vessels. Adirondack II, built in 1999, is an elegant 80-foot, turn-of-the-century-style pilot schooner.

For for the Society to flourish and grow, it is important that its leaders and members meet and share ideas to chart the Society’s course into the future. This has kept us vital for more than half a century and is never more important than right now.

SCHEDULE

SUNDAY 22 MAY

   
1:00 pm Screening of the new documentary film The Magic and Mystery of Sable Island,, produced by Gary Jobson Hosted by Gary Jobson
at the
Seamen’s Church Institute
18 Market Square
Newport, RI

MONDAY 23 MAY

   
8:30 am Registration
Continental Breakfast
Officers Club of US Naval War College
9:30 am    Business Meeting Begins  
11:15 am Coffee Break  
11:30 am  Maritime Heritage Presentations Rhode Island’s New Tall Ship, Oliver Hazard Perry: Perry Lewis, Vice Chairman, OHPRI
    Update on the Work of the IYRS: Terry Nathan, President of the International Yacht Restoration School
    Current Activities of the Steamship Historical Society of America: Matthew Schulte, Executive Director
    Challenges Facing Operational Sailing Ships in the 21st Century: Bert Rogers, Executive Director, Tall Ships America
12:45 pm   Cash Bar and Buffet Luncheon Officers Club
1:45 pm     

 

Luncheon Speaker “Navies in Narragansett Bay to 1865”: Dr. John B. Hattendorf, Author and Naval Historian, Director of  the Naval War College Museum
2:30 pm   Tour of Naval War College Museum Led by Dr. John B. Hattendorf, Author and Naval Historian, Director of  the Naval War College Museum

TUESDAY 24 MAY

   
11:00 am NMHS Sail Around Newport Harbor on  Adirondack II Enjoy a two-hour sail on this elegant 80-foot, turn-of-the-century style pilot schooner. Drinks will be hosted by Rick Scarano. The cost for the sail is $55 per person; space is limited and early reservations are recommended.

 

Newport Harbor Hotel

Newport Harbor Hotel

 

 

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National Maritime Awards Dinner—Auction Items

One of the many exciting aspects of the National Maritime Awards Dinner in Washington is the auction, which gives maritime enthusiasts a chance to own and experience unique nautical pieces, artwork, resort vacations and insider tours, while supporting the Society and making it possible for us to continue our work honoring those most esteemed contributors to our maritime legacy.

Even if you are not able to attend the Awards Dinner, you can still participate in our auction. Let us do the bidding for you!

Call Lisa at  914-737-7878 ext. 229 to be set up with your own personal bidding representative. All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, so be sure to place your highest bid and your representative will bid in increments up to your highest bid during the Awards Dinner on April 21, 2016. GOOD LUCK!

TAKE A LOOK ….at our fantastic auction items including artwork, maps, resort vacations, yacht tours, maritime pieces, and much much more ….

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

Gary JobsonDinner for Four with Gary Jobson and a Collection of Signed Books
Enjoy a special dinner with Gary Jobson, America’s Ambassador of Sailing, television commentator and author  of 18 sailing books  at your choice of the New York Yacht Club, Annapolis Yacht Club or Newport Harbour Club. Date to be mutually agreed upon
Gary has won many championships in one-design classes, the America’s Cup with Ted Turner, the infamous Fastnet Race and many of the world’s ocean races. Jobson was an All-American sailor three times at the State University of New York Maritime School and was twice named College Sailor of the Year.   Also includes a collection of signed books.  Expires: April 20, 2017.
Donated By: Gary Jobson

Phillips SeafoodChef’s Dinner for Eight at Phillips Seafood at Baltimore Inner Harbor
Enjoy a wonderful evening for 8 people at Phillips Seafood at Baltimore Inner Harbor.  A three-course menu will be specially selected by the Chef and will feature some of their signature appetizers, entrees and desserts and will include wine pairings. Seafood and non-seafood items for the entrée choices will be offered.  In addition, valet parking, tax and gratuity are included.  Expires April 30, 2017.
Donated By: Phillips Food, Inc.

Pearl Seas CUBAVoyage to Cuba Aboard Pearl Seas Cruises for 10 nights for 2 people
This is the trip of a lifetime!

This is the trip of a lifetime!   Explore the culture of Cuba! Journey to Cuba on a 10-night, 11-day experience aboard the new Pearl Seas Cruises 210-passenger luxury ship, Pearl Mist. Enjoy access to Cuba’s ports and regions, while exploring the rich fabric of Cuban culture. Experience the captivating history and heritage of Cuba from the historically significant capital city of Havana to the quaint mountainside villages. Round trip out of Miami, Florida and valid during Spring – Fall 2017. Air transportation not included. Based on availability; room will be Category G or better. Certain restrictions apply and cruise is not eligible for cancellation protection plan. Expires May 2, 2017.
Donated By: Pearl Seas Cruises

Schooner SultanaParade of Sail on the 1768 Schooner Sultana—Part of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race
Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 4:30 PM–6:30 PM
Each October, schooners from the Eastern Seaboard gather in Baltimore, Maryland, in advance of the annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Established in 1990, this annual sailing race from Annapolis to Norfolk has featured as many as 57 schooners sailing during a single race, including multiple large, historic schooners.  On the evening before the race, the assembled fleet parades under sail throughout Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, passing cultural and historic landmarks. The winner is entitled to bring up to 20 guests onboard the 1768 schooner Sultana for this Parade of Sail, and guests will be encouraged to assist with the setting of the schooner’s sails and even be given the chance to navigate under sail through Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Wednesday, 12 October 2016 from 4:30 PM–6:30 PM (times subject to minor change). Departing & Returning from the Baltimore Marine Center, Canton. Guests may arrange for food & drink at their own expense / Sorry, no alcohol.
Donated By: Sultana Education Foundation

BlackboardEducational Initiatives
Take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to the NMHS and NHF youth
education programs that introduce students to ecology, science, technology,
engineering, math, history and hands-on sailing, through experiential learning
programs which excite young people about our maritime past and future.

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

AdirondackSail for 4 Aboard a Schooner or Yacht
Depart from Boston, Key West, New York or Newport
Enjoy a wonderful 2-hour sail for 4 aboard a Classic Harbor Schooner or a 1 1/2 hour cruise for 4 aboard a Classic Harbor Yacht. Departs your choice of location—Boston, Key West, NYC or Newport. Expires December 2018.
Donated By: Classic Harbor Line
Value: $300
Starting Bid: $175 / Bidding Increments: $25

Disney resort saratogaWalt Disney World Two-Night Stay
Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa – One Bedroom Suite, Orlando, Florida
Inspired by historic Saratoga Springs—a late-1800s’ New York retreat famous for its spas and horse racing—this charming, Victorian-style Disney resort hotel is nestled between rolling golf course greens and the shimmering Village Lake. Explore the fun activities and exciting dining options of Disney, just a boat ride away. This one bedroom suite sleeps 5 for a stay of two nights, three days. Free transfer from Orlando Airport (MCO) to Disney via the Disney Magical Express bus. Admission to the parks are not included. Date to be arranged for a mutually convenient time.  Expires December 2018.
Donated By: Captain Patrick Burns, USN 
Value: $900 – $1,400 (based on time of travel)
Starting Bid: $500 / Bidding Increments: $50

deck and coin constellationEngraved Armored Flight Deck Segment and Commemorative Coin from USS Constellation (CV-64)
Engraved armor flight deck segment of the aircraft carrier USS Constellation (CV-64).  The dimensions are 3 W” x 5 L” x 1.5 H” and the weight is 6.15 lbs. Also included is 1 of only 2,500 coins minted using copper removed from USS Constellation. The coins were minted at Northwest Territorial Mint in Dayton, Nevada. Both of these items were removed during the dismantling process at the International Shipbreaking Limited LLC’s facility in Brownsville, Texas. Both of these are pieces of an important part of the history of the US Navy.
Donated By:International Shipbreaking Limited LLC
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $25

SA The Navy RADM Holland

The Navy
Book signed by author RADM W. L. Holland, USN (Ret.)
A poignant and breathtaking tribute to the noble tradition of the United States Navy, the Naval Historical Foundation proudly presents this handsome edition chronicling the remarkable history of the Navy. Features over 350 pages of full-color classic, rare, and unseen photographs alongside insightful text.
Donated By: Naval Historical Foundation
Value: $75
Starting Bid: $40 / Bid Increments: $10

 

Port of Balitmore ObrienPort of Baltimore: Tricentennial Pairing
Port of Baltimore Tricentennial Pairing: A signed, framed print of the painting commissioned for the Port of Baltimore Tricentennial. Signed by artist Patrick O’Brien and former Maryland Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley. Paired with The Port that Built a City and State, a 60th anniversary documentary video highlighting Helen Delich Bentley’s weekly TV series about the Port of Baltimore.
Donated By: Former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley
Value: $200
Starting Bid: $125 / Bid Increments: $25

Mariners MuseumMariners’ Museum Behind-the-Scenes Tour for Eight
Enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, followed by a private wine & cheese gathering for you and up to seven guests. One of the largest maritime museums in the world, Mariners’ features over 90,000 square feet of exhibition galleries including the prestigious International Small Craft Center, the award-winning USS Monitor Center and the Library featuring 78,000 books, 800,000 photographs and over one million pieces of archival material, making it the largest maritime library in the Western Hemisphere. Certificate expires 31 March 2017.
Donated By: Mariners’ Museum
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $300 / Bid Increments: $50

PlagerCocktail Cruise for Eight from St. Michaels on Venture II with Hon. S. Jay Plager
Enjoy a relaxing three-hour cocktail cruise for up to 8 people from historic St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Cruise San Domingo Creek, Broad Creek and the Choptank River as the sun sets on board Jay Plager’s 43’ Sabreliner Trawler Venture II.  Enjoy cooling cocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres while sailing past the homes of former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, as well as the house where James Michener wrote the best-selling novel Chesapeake. To be arranged at a mutually agreeable time in Summer 2016.
Donated By: The Honorable S. Jay Plager, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $500 / Bid Increments: $50

Winnie EstelleChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Tour & Cruise for 10 on Winnie Estelle
Enjoy a Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum behind-the-scenes tour with its president Kristen Greenaway and Chief Curator Pete Lesher, for up to ten people. Includes a special cruise on the Miles River aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle. To be arranged at a mutually convenient date. Certificate expires December 31, 2016.
Donated By:Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $500 / Bid Increments: $50

Signed Print of USS Enterprise
From the Private Estate Collection of Artist Carl G. Evers
Museum quality framed signed print of USS Enterprise (CV-65), the world’s first nuclear-powered carrier commissioned in 1961 and the eighth United States naval vessel to bear the [Enterprise] name.  Like her predecessor of World War II fame, she is nicknamed ‘Big E’. This signed print is from the private estate collection of the artist Carl G. Evers. Size: 26” x 21.5”. 
Donated By: National Maritime Historical Society
Value: $300
Starting Bid: $200 / Bid Increments: $50

Enterprise ball capSigned Navy Admiral’s Ball Cap from USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
Navy Admiral’s ball cap from USS Enterprise (CVN 65), the Navy’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and the longest serving operational aircraft carrier in the nation’s history. Donated and signed by Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr, USN (Ret.), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and former Commanding Officer, USS Enterprise. He led “Big E” through her 20th (out of 25) overseas deployment, which included combat operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom immediately after the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001.
Donated By: Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr, USN (Ret.)
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $25

The Big E Book wThe Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise
The Big E: The Story of the USS Enterprise: A lasting tribute to the USS Enterprise (CV 6)—this heavily illustrated, new edition tells the classic tale of the aircraft carrier that contributed more than any other warship to the naval victory in the Pacific. The original book, published in 1962, has remained one of the most celebrated World War II stories for more than four decades. The Big E participated in nearly every major engagement of the war against Japan and earned a total of twenty battle stars. The Halsey Doolittle Raid; the Battles of Midway, Santa Cruz, Guadalcanal, the Philippine Sea, and Leyte Gulf; and the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa are all faithfully recorded from the viewpoint of the men who served her so well.

This special edition of a Naval Institute Press bestseller was made possible through the generous support of Andrew C. Taylor. This book has been signed by Mr. Taylor in honor of his father, Mr. Jack Taylor, World War II naval aviator, who flew from the deck of the Big E and brought his lessons learned in combat about Navy teamwork and dedication to the management of his car rental business.
Donated By: Naval Historical Foundation
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $25

USS-Enterprise McKay BookUSS Enterprise: CVA(N)/CVN-65
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN-65)—the second aircraft carrier to be known as “The Big E”—was an icon of her era. During her 51 years of active, operational service in the United States Navy she lived up to her name and achieved many “first” and “only” accolades. “Big” described not only her physical size but also alluded to her spirit and stature in the eyes of the Navy, US citizens, and countless admirers from around the globe. This book comprehensively describes the spirit, structure, function, and roles of Enterprise and of her sailors and airmen, those special men and women who sparked life into the cold iron. Big E sailed the seven seas for over half a century, completing 25 major deployments and serving in every US fleet. She represented the United States in almost every major naval operation from her commissioning year 1961, starting with the Cuban Missile Crisis and ending with Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012. Big E sailed through five decades of major world geopolitical and societal changes and technological growth, participating in the Cold War, Vietnam War, and lastly the global war on terrorism.

This book has been signed by Admiral James L. Holloway III, USN (Ret.), and Admiral James A. Winnefeld, Jr., USN (Ret.) the third and seventeenth commanding officers of CVAN/CVN-65.
Donated By: Naval Historical Foundation
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $25

Two-Hour Sail for Four Aboard the 74′ Schooner Woodwind
Four tickets for a two-hour sail aboard the 74′ schooner Woodwind, from Annapolis, Maryland. Woodwind sails up to four times daily throughout the summer season and cruises by the United States Naval Academy, then into the Chesapeake Bay and, if the weather cooperates, to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge or Thomas Point Lighthouse. Built by Scarano Boat Building, Woodwind, with her handsome mahogany brightwork, gleaming chrome and roomy cockpit, is a replica of the classic, fast wooden schooners that were built as “yachts” in the early part of the 20th century. To be arranged at a mutually convenient date. Expires 2016.
Donated By: Annapolis Sailing Cruises/Schooner Woodwind, Annapolis, Maryland
Value: $160
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $20

Book - Maritime Maryland DudleyTwo SignNaval War of 1812ed Books by Author Dr. William Dudley
The Naval War of 1812
The Naval War of 1812: America’s Second War of Independence  is both a history of the major events of the naval war and a catalog of the remarkable exhibit displayed at the Naval Academy, which combined art and artifacts from Bill Koch and The Naval Academy’s extraordinary trove from 1812. Bill Dudley wrote the text with J. Scott Harmon, former director of The Naval Academy Museum.
Maritime Maryland: A History 
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: $60 / Bid Increments: $10

Framed04 Shannon and ChesapeakeSM 1813 print of Shannon and Chesapeak
Framed, rare, antique 1813 print of the Shannon and Chesapeak. This view of his majesty’s ship Shannon, hove to, and coolly waiting the close approach of the American frigate Chesapeak, who is bearing down to the attack, with all the confidence of victory. Print size is 19.5” x 14.5”; framed size is 26” x 21.5”.  Printed in 1813.
[Early in the War of 1812, Chesapeak made one patrol and captured five British merchant ships before returning. She was captured by HMS Shannon shortly after sailing from Boston, Massachusetts, on 1 June 1813. The Royal Navy took her into their service as HMS Chesapeak, where she served until she was broken up and her timbers sold in 1820; they are now part of the Chesapeake Mill in Wickham, England.]
Donated By: Naval Historic Foundation
Value: $3,500
Starting Bid: $1,500 / Bid Increments: $200

US Frigate ConstitutionFramed 1813 Print Representation of the US Frigate Constitution
Framed Print of  the Constitution capturing Guerriere.  Painted by T. Birch ACSA, engraved by C. Tiebout ACSA, and published by James Webster. A single ship action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812 would prove to be an important victory for American morale and a pivotal moment in American history.  After the battle, the American public became galvanized by its pride in defeating the vaunted Royal Navy; the US Navy received validation for its policy of building relatively few ships of superior quality; and the American belief that it was destined to become a great nation was now validated. Printed in 1813.  Print size is 26.5” x 21.5”; framed size is 39.5” x 34”.
Donated By: Naval Historic Foundation
Value: $3,500 – $4,500
Starting Bid: $1,500 / Bid Increments: $200

Brilliant Naval VictoryFramed, RARE 1812 Print Brilliant Naval Victory
Rare, framed 1812 print of Constitution’s Brilliant Naval Victory Over Guerriere published by J. Pierie and F. Kearney in Philadelphia. A single ship action between USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812 would prove to be an important victory for American morale and a pivotal moment in American history. After the battle, the American public became galvanized by its pride in defeating the vaunted Royal Navy; the US Navy received validation for its policy of building relatively few ships of superior quality; and the American belief that it was destined to become a great nation was now validated. Printed in 1812.  Print size is 19” x 15.5”; framed size is 24.5” x 20”.
Donated By: Naval Historic Foundation
Value: $7,500
Starting Bid: $2,500 / Bid Increments: $200

AdirondackWatch the America’s Cup Race Aboard Schooner Adirondack—8 May 2016
America’s Cup racing will return to New York for the first time since 1920 with Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series. The New York event is one of six events planned during 2016, each featuring thrilling, high-speed competition, as six America’s Cup teams, with the top sailors in the world, vie for points that count towards the final competition for the 35th America’s Cup in 2017. You and a guest will be able to watch one of the most exciting and historic days of sailing aboard the schooner Adirondack in New York Harbor on Sunday, 8 May 2016. Departs from Chelsea Piers—Pier 62. Gratuity is not included.
Donated By:Classic Harbor Line
Value: $600
Starting Bid: $400 / Bid Increments: $50

07 St James Club St LuciaSM

St. James’s Club, Morgan Bay, St. Lucia; 7 nights of accommodations, for up to two 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 nights of accommodations for up to two rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $115–$215 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 7–21. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2018. 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

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Model Ship of RV Le Suroît
Scale model of RV Le Suroît, the French research vessel that was involved in the 1985 successful Franco-American expedition to find the wreck of the RMS Titanic.  Model Ships by Ray Guinta has been making models for over 40 years. Model is built from wood, fiberglass, plastic ad resin, with photo-etched details and in a display case. Overall Size: 16″ Long, 7” High, 5” Deep.
Donated By: Raymond Guinta
Value: $300
Starting Bid: $175/ Bid Increments: $25

Galley Bay Resort AntiguaSM

Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua; 7 Nights of Accommodations, for up to Two Rooms, Double Occupancy
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, a 40 acre exotic paradise surrounded by a tranquil bird sanctuary and three-quarter mile-long stretch of white sand beach along the crystal blue Caribbean Sea. An intimate hideaway for discerning adult travelers, this award winning resort features just 98 accommodations, spectacular sunset views, sumptuous beachside dining, watersports & relaxing Indulge Spa. Certificate provides accommodations for up to two rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $140-$240 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 2 & Feb 7–21. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2018. 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: $3,500
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

Smithsonian American HistoryBehind-the-Scenes Tour for 6 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes maritime history tour for up to 6 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  You’ll see new exhibits, as well as laboratories and unique objects in areas not open to the public. Hosted by Dr. Paul F. Johnston, curator of maritime history.  A two-week notice is required to make arrangements at a mutually agreed upon date.  Certificate expires 31 December 2016.
Donated By: Dr. Paul F. Johnston, curator of maritime history
Value: PRICELESS
Starting Bid: $250 / Bid Increments: $50

Verandah Resort AntiguaSM

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua; 7 Nights of Accommodations, for up to Two 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 two rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $125- $225 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 7–21. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2018. 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

Pride of Baltimore by Ships of Glass
Proudly handmade by artist Don Hardy in the USA, this beautiful and delicate glass ship is a replica of the Pride of Baltimore. (White)
Donated By: Ships of Glass and Don & Kathy Hardy
Value: $175
Starting Bid: $80 / Bid Increments: $20

 

 

Map Virginia 2Framed 1636 Henricus Hondius
“Virginia” Map
Museum-quality framed. Henricus Hondius, the 17th century master cartographer, originally created this magnificent mapping of Virginia in full, rich color in 1636. Particularly interesting in this splendid reproduction is the inset view of Powhatan’s lodge. The area depicted on the map as the Chesapeake Bay includes much of present-day Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. Prepared with the giclée method. Image size: 15” high x 20” wide.
Donated By: Jacqueline Grace
Value: $600
Starting Bid: $400 / Bid Increments: $50

 

St James Club AntiguaSM

St. James’s Club, Antigua; 7 Nights of Accommodations, for up to Two 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 two rooms and is subject to a required supplement of $125–$225 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 7–21. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2018. 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: $2,800
Starting Bid: $1,000 / Bid Increments: $100

Tidewater InnOne Night at the Tidewater Inn for Two – with Breakfast
The Tidewater Inn in Easton, Maryland’s premiere boutique hotel. With roots tracing back to 1712, the inn is steeped in history and charm set amidst the famed Avalon Theatre and specialty shops of downtown Easton.  Enjoy a one night stay for 2, with breakfast. Based on availability for a Sunday–Thursday stay only, no holidays. Not valid for waterfront accommodations.  Expires April 30, 2017.
Donated By: Tidewater Inn
Value: $250
Starting Bid: $150 / Bid Increments: $25

map worldFramed 1748 Le Rouge Mappe Monde
Museum-quality framed 1748 map of Le Rouge’s highly decorative map of the world on a stereo-graphic projection or, more commonly, in two hemispheres. Prepared with the giclée method. Image size: 11.5” high x 14.5” wide.
Donated By: Jacqueline Grace
Value: $525
Starting Bid: $350 / Bid Increments: $50

 

Independence Day Deck Party on BaltimoreUSS Constellation
July 4, 2016  – 7:00 pm–10:00 pm
Two tickets to celebrate America’s Independence Day aboard an American treasure—USS Constellation! Overlook the Baltimore Inner Harbor high above the crowds and enjoy the best view of the fireworks. American backyard BBQ favorites will be served.
Donated By:Historic Ships in Baltimore
Value: $150
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $25

 

Palm Island GrenadinesSM

Palm Island Resort, Grenadines;
7 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–$240 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 7–21. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2018. 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

03 AIANY Architecture Tour Yacht ManhattanSM

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, 2017.
Donated By:Classic Harbor Line & Scarano Boat Building
Value: $160
Starting Bid: $100/ Bid Increments: $25

USS John Warner

Signed Print of  USS John Warner
Framed, limited edition print of USS John Warner (SSN 785). This is #15 of 20 prints signed by artist Tom Denton of Walkersville, MD, and Senator John William Warner, who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia. Size:  11″ x 14″ print.
Donated By: Naval Historical Foundation
Value: $230
Starting Bid: $150 / Bid Increments: $25

Los Establos PanamaSM

Los Establos Boutique Inn, Panama; 5 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. Comfortable accommodations feature a flat-screen television with satellite, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and nightstand entertainment center. In the evening, stroll along the paths of the hotel’s adjoining coffee plantation, and enjoy a coffee and stroll on the terrace overlooking the lush gardens. Certificate provides accommodations for up to three rooms for 5 nights and is subject to a required supplement of $115–$215 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. Additional surcharge will apply during Christmas and February. All travel must be completed by December 20, 2018. 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

Chesapeake Bay MuseumChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum One Year Household Membership
Enjoy a one-year household membership to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, Maryland. Visit the museum’s rich legacy of educational programs, fascinating and ever-changing exhibits, and maintenance of the largest collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world. Expires 1 April 1 2017.
Donated By: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Value: $75
Starting Bid: $40 / Bid Increments: $10 

 

Book Cover WinklerReady Then, Ready Now, Ready Always Signed by Author CMDR David Winkler, USNR (Ret.)
Ready Then, Ready Now, Ready Always is a remarkable illustrated narrative published in conjunction with the centennial of the Navy Reserve. Author David Winkler, a historian and senior curator with the Naval Historical Foundation who received his PhD from American University, writes about how individuals he met during his 28 years of naval service inspired numerous vignettes, making the book a fascinating read.
Donated By:CMDR David Winkler, USNR (Ret.)
Value: $60
Starting Bid: $40 / Bid Increments: $10 

Truxtun BowlReplica 1794 Truxtun Bowl
This Truxtun Bowl is a replica of the original 1794 punch bowl on display in the Navy Museum. The original Truxtun Bowl was made for Captain Thomas Truxtun, noted for his command of the frigate USS Constellation during the Quasi-War with France in 1798–1800. Truxtun had served on privateers during the American Revolutionary War. After the Revolution, as a Philadelphia merchant captain, he was a pioneer of American trade with China. In 1794, Truxtun was appointed one of six captains to oversee the building of the United States Navy’s first frigates. That year, to illustrate a book he was publishing on navigation, he asked naval constructor Josiah Fox, who would play a part in designing these ships, for a drawing of a 44-gun frigate. Truxtun commissioned two punch bowls featuring ’s drawing. One of these is at the US Navy Museum in Washington, DC. The other bowl, presented to President George Washington, is in Washington’s home in Mount Vernon.
Donated By:Naval Historical Foundation
Value: $170
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $25

Rosie Parks Ships of GlassSkipjack Rosie Parks by Ships of Glass
Proudly handmade by artist Don Hardy in the USA, this beautiful and delicate glass ship is a replica of the skipjack Rosie Parks. (White)
Donated By: Ships of Glass and Don & Kathy Hardy
Value: $150
Starting Bid: $70 / Bid Increments: $20

 

Let us do the bidding for you!

Call Lisa at  914-737-7878 ext. 229 to be set up with your own personal bidding representative.

Check back often for more items!

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

Annapolis Marine Art Gallery
Former Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley
Captain Patrick Burns, USN
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Classic Harbor Line
Dr. William Dudley
Elite Island Resorts
Jacqueline Grace
Historic Ships in Baltimore
International Shipbreaking Limited L.L.C.
Gary Jobson
Dr. Paul F. Johnston
LCDR Heidi Lenzini, USN (Ret.)
Mariners Museum
Model Ships by Ray Guinta
Naval Historical Foundation
National Maritime Historical Society
Pearl Sea Cruises
Hon S. Jay Plager, Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Pride of Baltimore II
Project Liberty Ship
Schooner Woodwind
Ships of Glass
Stephen Phillips
H.C. Bowen Smith
Sultana Education Foundation
Tidewater Inn
CMDR David F. Winkler
Admiral James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., USN (Ret.)


Please know that telephone bids will not be accepted after Tuesday 19 April at 12:00 Noon EST.

Details

Winner is responsible for shipping costs if not picked up the day of the event. Pick-up from Peekskill office is also available.
All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, 21 April 2016, so be sure to place your highest bid with your representative, who will then 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 21 April 2016. If you are the winning bidder, we will notify you by email or phone, then charge your credit card for payment and make arrangements for shipping or pickup. Additional payment for shipping will be calculated and charged.

 

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South Street Seaport Museum Announces New Exhibition

In celebration of the unparalleled restoration currently underway on its flagship, Wavertree, South Street Seaport Museum has announced its first post-Hurricane Sandy exhibition, Street of Ships: The Port and Its People. TSSSM_Collections_1991.078.0044he exhibition will debut on 17 March 2016, and will be open Wednesday–Sunday 11am–5pm in the museum’s main lobby at 12 Fulton Street.

Street of Ships: The Port and Its People showcases works of art and artifacts from the museum’s permanent collections related to the 19th-century history of the Port of New York, examining the decisive role played by the “Street of Ships” in securing New York’s place as America’s largest city and its rise to become the world’s busiest port by the start of the 20th century. The exhibition examines the life and current restoration of the museum’s 1885 full-rigged sailing cargo ship, Wavertree, an archetype of the impressive sailing ships that once called at South Street,  laying the groundwork for Wavertree’s return in July 2016 after the completion of a 15-month, $13 million city-funded restoration, the largest of its type in more than a generation. SSSM_Archives_Wavertree_History_Dismasted

Captain Jonathan Boulware, Executive Director of the Museum, exuded enthusiasm for the exhibition and for the return of Wavertree. “In the three years since Hurricane Sandy, much has been done to move this important New York institution forward. But nowhere is that work more evident than in the $13 million restoration of our flagship Wavertree. It’s a project unlike any undertaken in a generation. When she returns this summer, Wavertree will truly be a ship worthy of New York. This exhibition draws from the history of the Seaport, the birth of New York, and the people who have made both the district and the museum thrive. We’re absolutely thrilled to finally be bringing artifacts from the collection forward to the public for the first time since Sandy.”

In the early 19th Century, New York was just one among many cities competing for American commerce and trade, but by 1860 the Seaport at South Street was a center of world trade, linking New York to Europe, the Far East, the Caribbean, South America, and beyond. SSSM_Archives_ClipperCardManhattan’s population exploded from a mere 60,000 to nearly 1 million. South Street became known as the “Street of Ships,” its waterfront lined with sailing ships laden with goods from all over the world, creating a forest of masts from the Battery to the Brooklyn Bridge. The sheer volume of these vessels conducting world trade in New York directly fueled the economic and cultural development of the city. Bursting with the energy of global commerce, entrepreneurs at the Seaport developed better ways to trade.
Several 19th Century individuals and companies working at the Seaport exemplify the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit that New York continues to be known for today.

Wavertree, built in Southampton, England, circled the globe four times in her career carrying a wide variety of cargoes. She called on New York in 1895, as one of hundreds like her berthed in the city. In 1910, after thirty-five years of sailing, she was caught in a Cape Horn gale that tore down her masts and ended her career as a cargo vessel. She was salvaged and used as a storage barge in South America before being acquired by South Street Seaport Museum in 1968. The story of her journey from Argentina to New York is told in Peter and Norma Stanford’s A Dream of Tall Ships: How New Yorkers came together to save the city’s sailing-ship waterfront

This exhibition was made possible through the generous support of Theodore W. Scull and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with additional support provided by Susan Kayser & Duane Morris LLP in memory of Salvatore Polisi
Admission is free for SSSM Members. Tickets are $12 for adults; $8 for seniors (65+), Merchant Mariners, Active Duty Military, and students (valid ID); $6 for kids (ages 6-17) and free for children ages 5 and under.
The exhibition is on view through 2016.

Photos courtesy South Street Seaport Museum.

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Charles Point Council February Seminar

Please Join Us for

Finding Einstein’s Sailboat—Maritime College Students Develop Creative Approaches to Locating Lost Maritime Artifacts
with David Allen, of SUNY Maritime College

Saturday, 27 February 2016
 Hendrick Hudson Library – 25 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548


Albert Einstein
Many of the artifacts from some of America’s momentous maritime events are lost in plain sight and rusting, rotting or corroding away. Students from the State University of New York have been tracking down lost or mislaid historic maritime-related artifacts. And they have made some astonishing discoveries.

The students are using old photo albums, decades-old trucking receipts, and solid detective work to locate, and verify the provenance of, historically significant lifeboats (two from the Andréa Doria), forgotten naval cannons from momentous battles, parts from historic aircraft, a handwritten letter (with an original poem) from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and countless other maritime artifacts that might otherwise have been lost forever to scholars.

One team may have located three of the actual lifeboats from the RMS Lusitania. Two of the boats from the Andrea Doria and, quite possibly, one lifeboat boat from the 1934 tragedy of the Morro Castle fire have been located in back yards in suburban New Jersey. And, in another New Jersey neighborhood, a possible Titanic lifeboat (Lifeboat #1) may be rotting away under a crabapple tree. Students are also on the trail of Albert Einstein’s favorite sailboat, the Tinef. The famous physicist sailed this little around Eastern Long Island in the summers just before WWII. Two of our students have uncovered some good evidence that the little boat may be hidden under an old tarp in the back of a lakeside garage in upstate New York.

David Allen will discuss and illustrate some of the innovative and sometimes unorthodox methods used by humanities students at SUNY Maritime College to bring these important artifacts back into the public realm and make them available to researchers.

P1010002_4David Allen teaches history and research methods within the humanities department at SUNY Maritime College in New York City; his concentration is American history and American maritime history. He has taught in high schools, junior high, and college, as well as for a wagon train, aboard tall ships, in museums and for the National Maritime Historical Society.

He also serves as the assistant collections manager for the Museum of Merchant Shipping, situated within the historic Fort Schuyler, on the campus of the Maritime College in the Bronx, and serves on its board.

He has collaborated with groups such as NASA, the Naval Underwater Warfare Center, myriad museums and other non-profit educational institutions, as well as the History Channel, to bring maritime educational programs to life.

Continental breakfast is at 10:30 AM. Presentation is at 11:00 AM.

The public is invited. Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at 914 737-7878, ext. 0, or email nmhs@seahistory.org if you plan to attend. A $5 to $10 donation is appreciated. If you would also like to join NMHS and the speaker for lunch following the presentation, it is $25 prepaid, with cash bar. Reservations required.

For more information on the complete lineup of seminars as it is finalized, please check back with the Charles Point Council page for ongoing updates.
 

 

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CALL FOR PAPERS: GUNS FROM THE SEA III – Ordnance Society Conference

The Ordnance Society’s third Guns from the Sea conference will be held 4–5 September 2015 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Conference papers presented the latest ordnance finds found in or from the sea, as well as significant historical research into ship-borne ordnance and conservation techniques.

Guns from the Sea will be carried out over 2 days and be split into 3 sessions per day with 2 lectures per session. A conference dinner will be held at the historic dockyard on Friday evening.

Themes to be covered by the 2015 conference include:
• Recent finds recovered or recorded in or from the sea,
• Historical research into ordnance recovered from the sea,
• Conservation techniques for historical ordnance recovered from the sea,
• Conservation techniques for historical ordnance still on the seabed,
• Experimental archaeology related to guns from the sea.

Paper proposals may be sent to mcelvogued@googlemail.com.

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NMHS Presents Tim McGrath’s Give Me a Fast Ship 28 February

Join the National Maritime Historical Society for Give Me a Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea with Author Tim McGrath

Saturday, 28 February 2015
Continental Breakfast is at 10:30 am. Presentation begins at 11:00 am.
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548

Fast Ship CoverAuthor and historian Tim McGrath takes us back to 1775 with America on the verge of revolution and disastrous defeat in his Give Me a Fast Ship, the epic tale of war on the high seas and the definitive history of the fledgling American Navy.

America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution—or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England’s King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: the Continental Congress should raise a navy.

The idea was mad. The Royal Navy was the mightiest floating arsenal in history, with a seemingly endless supply of vessels. More than a hundred of these were massive “ships of the line,” bristling with up to a hundred high-powered cannon that could level a city. The British were confident that His Majesty’s warships would quickly bring the rebellious colonials to their knees.

They were wrong. Beginning with five converted merchantmen, America’s sailors became formidable warriors, matching their wits, skills, and courage against the best of the British fleet. Victories off American shores gave the patriots hope—victories led by captains such as John Barry, the fiery Irish-born giant; fearless Nicholas Biddle, who stared down an armed mutineer; and James Nicholson, the underachiever who finally redeemed himself with an inspiring display of coolness and bravery.

Meanwhile, along the British coastline, daring raids by John Paul Jones and the “Dunkirk Pirate,” Gustavus Conyngham—who was captured and sentenced to hang but tunneled under his cell and escaped to fight again—sent fear throughout England. The adventures of these men and others on both sides of the struggle rival anything from Horatio Hornblower or Lucky Jack Aubrey. In the end, these rebel sailors, from the quarterdeck to the forecastle, contributed greatly to American independence.

Tim McGrathMeticulously researched and masterfully told, Give Me a Fast Ship is a rousing, epic tale of war on the high seas—and the definitive history of the American Navy during the Revolutionary War.

The Public is invited. Please contact the National Maritime Historical Society at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or email NMHS@seahistory.org if you plan to attend. A $5 to $10 donation is appreciated. If you would also like to join NMHS and the speaker for lunch following the presentation, it is $22 prepaid, with cash bar. Reservations required.

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NMHS Recruiting: Membership Coordinator

The National Maritime Historical Society is seeking a Membership Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Membership Director and, as needed, to the Communications Director, to prepare membership materials and correspondence, maintain the membership database, provide excellent member service, support membership events and assist with other administrative duties as may be required.

Please click here to see the job posting: Membership Coordinator: Part Time, Peekskill, NY.  Candidates should send their cover letter, resume and salary requirements to nmhs@seahistory.org.  Please apply by  15 Mach 2015 to be considered.

Founded in 1963, the National Maritime Historical Society is a non-profit organization with over 8,000 members and a mission to raise awareness of our nation’s maritime heritage through publications, educational programs, historic ship preservation, sail training and maritime events.

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Join NMHS for A Dream of Tall Ships with Authors Peter and Norma Stanford

Join the National Maritime Historical Society for
A Dream of Tall Ships
with Authors Peter and Norma Stanford

Friday, 20 February 2015 at 5 pm
Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, 29 Garrison Landing, Garrison, NY 10524

Please join us on Friday 20 February from 5-8 pm for a talk and book signing with Peter and Norma Stanford, authors of A Dream of Tall Ships: How New Yorkers came together to save the city’s sailing-ship waterfront.  Refreshments will be served.

ADOTSforprintA Dream of Tall Ships is the 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. Entranced by the old brick buildings of the Fulton Fish Market neighborhood and aware of the rush of new office-building construction in Lower Manhattan, they moved to save the old buildings as a historic district, and breathe new life into New York’s old Street of Ships.

The idea of recreating the old sailing-ship waterfront inspired young and old, rich and poor, Wall Streeters and blue-collar workers, seamen, firemen, policemen and teachers to work together to found a museum showcasing the streets and ships that built the port, which built the city, which built the nation.

Peter Stanford was a founder and first president of South Street Seaport in New York and co-founder of the National Maritime Historical Society. Under his leadership, the Society began publishing the distinguished quarterly magazine Sea History. Other NMHS publications included such works as the International Register of Historic ShipsThe Peking Battles Cape Horn, and The Skipper and the Eagle.

To register, please call (914) 456-9698 or email nmhs@seahistory.org.
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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