The National Maritime Historical Society

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 Sumter 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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TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®: Boston, 17–22 June 2017

Tall Ships America is collaborating with Sail Training International for a transatlantic Tall Ships Regatta* marking the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation. The Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta will bring ships from European host ports to Boston on 17–22 June and then on to various ports in Canada and the Gulf of St. Lawrence before arriving in Quebec City in July. From Quebec City ,the ships will return to Europe in September 2017.

Tall Ships America is planning port events along the Atlantic Coast culminating in the Sail Boston® 2017event as part of their TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2017 series. Check this webpage for the latest information on participating US ports it develops.

About Tall Ships America
Founded in 1973, Tall Ships America is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching youth education through character building and leadership programs aboard tall ships. It is the hub for tall ship activity, expertise, and information in North America, and is commended by the United States Congress as the Sail Training Organization representing the United States in the international forum.  Tall Ships America supports the people, ships and programs of sail training and tall ships through grants, scholarships, conferences, education, publications, regulatory and licensing information, public events and advocacy. The mission of Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail.

For more information visit the Tall Ships America website.

 

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TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE®: Charleston – May 19-21, 2017

Charleston welcomes the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2017 series for Tall Ships® Charleston 2017. This event will offer a fantastic opportunity for visitors to step aboard many beautiful tall ships from across the world.

As part of Tall Ships America’s TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Atlantic Coast 2017 Race Series and a feeder port for the Rendez-Vous 2017 Tall Ships Regatta, Tall Ships® Charleston will host a fleet of international vessels, 19–22 May. Charleston will also be the start of a race to Bermuda, where the tall ships will join the Rendez-vouz fleet before racing north to Sail Boston® 2017, 17–22 June.

NMHS members and Sea History readers are invited to attend and meet sail trainers, ship operators, preservationists and supporters from across North America and the world.

For more information visit the Tall Ships America website.

The mission of Tall Ships America is to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public and support education under sail.

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SAVE THE DATE: National Maritime Awards Dinner

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

The National Maritime Historical Society, in association with the Naval Historical Foundation, invites you to the gala National Maritime Awards Dinner in our nation’s capital.

NATIONAL MARITIME AWARDS DINNER
TUESDAY, 4 APRIL 2017
MAYFLOWER HOTEL, WASHINGTON, DC

The National Maritime Historical Society (NMHS) and the Naval Historical Foundation (NHF) will honor three distinguished individuals and organizations at their National Maritime Awards Dinner on Tuesday, 4 April 2017, at the elegant, historic and iconic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC.

This illustrious event brings together those who love and serve the sea—leaders of the military sea services, merchant marine and maritime industry; maritime authors and artists; oceanographers, sea explorers and scientists; competitive yachtsmen; philanthropists and government officials who have supported America’s maritime heritage; industrial and pleasure boat designers and builders; cruise lines operators; aquaculturalists; maritime educators; and maritime educational institutions and museums.

Funds raised support the education initiatives of both organizations.

Join us the maritime community gathers to honor Conservation Internaci_42483771tional, an American non-profit environmental organization, and its chairman and founder Peter Seligmann, on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Conservation International has had a major impact on the health of the world’s oceans and shorelines. Conservation International is a founder of the Ocean Health Index and serves as the managing partner.  The NMHS Distinguished Service Award will be presented by Thomas L. Friedman, the distinguished three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist.

The NMHS Distinguished Service Award will also be given to the National Geographic Society for its extraordinary achievements in chronicling mankind’s relationship with the water and educating tens of millions of readers and viewers about our global maritime heritage. Since its first issue, National Geographic magazine has introduced generation after generation to maritime cultures around the globe and how they have contributed to our civilization. National Geographic  magazine is currently published in 38 editions in 33 languages in 75 countries, with a combined English and non-English circulation of 5.6 million copies per month.  Gary Knell, president and CEO of the National Geographic Society, will accept the award, which will be presented by internationally-recognized underwater explorer Dr. Robert Ballard, discoverer of the wreck of the Titanic.

The Naval Historical Foundation Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. J. Phillip London, executive chairman and former CEO of CACI International for 23 jacklondoncaciphotoyears until 2007. Under Dr. London’s leadership, CACI has become a trendsetter in offering IT solutions and consulting services across markets throughout North America and Western Europe. Dr. London served 12 years as an officer during the Cold War, as a naval aviator and carrier pilot from 1959 to 1971, and in the US Naval Reserve until 1983. He has made extensive contributions to naval heritage projects and has served on many boards, including the Naval Historical Foundation, the United States Naval Institute and the Navy Memorial Foundation. The NHF Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Dr. London by Admiral William J. Fallon, USN (Ret.), chairman of the Naval Historical Foundation.

TICKETS:
Tickets to the dinner are $275 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information to order tickets, please call 914 737-7878 x 0.

This affair is traditionally sold out and seating is limited, so early responses are recommended.

MAYFLOWER HOTEL
1127 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

The Mayflower Hotel is a historic venue that you will want to experience. President Franklin D. Roosevelt wrote his famous “We have nothing to fear but fear itself” speech there, and this is just one of the many historic events that have taken place in that iconic hotel. While an enjoyable and fulfilling evening will be had by all, it is all in support of our maritime heritage.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:mayflower-hotel-courtesy-marriott-intntl
Reservations can be made online or by calling 877 212-5752. Rooms for the NMHS block are $379/night plus taxes, and available until the block is sold, or  March 17, 2017 at 5 pm. If you would prefer to make your reservation by phone, please call 877 212-5752 and let them know that you are in the NMHS room block.

LIVE & SILENT AUCTION:

As part of the dinner, we have many exciting live and silent auction items for you to bid on to support the education initiatives and efforts of  the National Maritime Historical Society and the Naval Historical Foundation. Check back often for new items that have been added.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS:

1. Seven-Night Mississippi  River Cruise for Two
Enjoy an amazing and relaxing seven-night cruise on the Mississippi River for two. With just 150 passengers, the cruise provides the finest travel experience to the Mississippi’s most beautiful places and scenic landscapes. Depart in 2017 or 2018. Cruises during the month of May or September are not applicable. Donated By: Charles A. Robertson, American Cruise Lines

2. Parade of Sail on the 1768 Schooner Sultana—Be Part of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race
Date: Monday, 11 October 2017
Time: 4:30 pm–6:30 pm
Departs: Baltimore Marine Center, Canton
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 on board 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.  Guests may arrange for food & drink at their own expense, sorry, no alcohol.
Donated By: Sultana Education Foundation

SILENT AUCTION:
Even if you are not able to attend, you can still participate. You can bid electronically for the many silent auction items including day sails, resort vacations, maritime collectibles, artwork, and much more.  
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SILENT AUCTION ITEMS

Details: Winner is responsible for shipping costs. Pick-up is also available. All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, April 4, 2017, so be sure to place your highest bid. Payment will not be processed unless you are the winning bidder. If you are the winning bidder, we will notify you by email, charge your credit card for payment and make arrangements for shipping or pickup if you are not at the event. Additional payment for shipping will then be charged.

 

NATIONAL MARITIME AWARDS DINNER COMMITTEE:
CAPT Jim Noone, USN (Ret.) Dinner Co-Chair
Dr. Timothy J. Runyan, Dinner Co-Chair
Philip Webster, Founding Chair

Charles B. Anderson; Jonathan Boulware ; John Brady; Walter R. Brown; CAPT Patrick Burns, USN (Ret.); RADM Joseph F. Callo, USN (Ret.); Dr. William Cogar; CAPT Charles Creekman, USN (Ret.); Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, USNR (Ret.); Donna Dudley; Dr. William Dudley; Paul Fontenoy; David S. Fowler; Burchenal Green; Kristen Greenaway; Karen Helmerson; Dana Hewson; Howard Hoege; Gary Jobson; Dr. Paul F. Johnston; Vice Admiral Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.); Denise Krepp; Amy Lent; Richardo Lopes; Guy E. C. Maitland; Ginger Martus; LCDR Jim Mathieu, USCG (Ret.); CAPT Sally Chin McElwreath, USN (Ret.); Drew McMullen; Captain James J. McNamara; RADM John Mitchell USN (Ret.); Captain Eric Nielsen; Ronald L. Oswald; Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.); The Honorable S. Jay Plager; Bert Rogers; Christopher Rowsom; Kristen Sarri; Clair Sassin; Richard Scarano; Philip Shapiro; Howard Slotnick; Duncan Smith III, Esq; Dr. Joshua Smith; Captain Cesare Sorio; Irmy Webster; Dr. David Winkler; Jean Wort

 

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January Lecture: Revolution on the Hudson with George Daughan

28 January, 2017
“Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence” with George Daughan

NOTE NEW LOCATION!

The public is invited to attend the National Maritime Historical Society’s Charles Point Council Lecture Series on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Peekskill Presbyterian Church in Peekskill, New York. The lecture “Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence” will be presented by award-winning Author George C. Daughan.

Mr. Daughan will discuss the overriding importance of New York and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence. He will show that King George III based his war strategy on the assumption that he could easily crush the American insurgents by seizing the sea-land corridor linking Manhattan with Canada, an idea shared by George Washington and his leadership. Daughan will show that, despite the prowess of their navy and army, the British never had the capacity to control the Hudson River Valley or the passage to Canada, and that fixating on this strategy led to their defeats at Saratoga and Yorktown. He will also discuss the intriguing question of whether they could ever have won the war.

Prof.essor Daughan is also the author of If by Sea, 1812: the Navy’s War and The Shining Sea and is the recipient of the Naval Order of New York’s Samuel Eliot Morison award and the USS Constitution Museum’s Samuel Eliot Morison award.

Booking signing to follow.

What: Presentation: “Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence” by award-winning Author George C. Daughan.

When: Saturday January 28, 2017
Where: Peekskill Presbyterian Church, 705 South Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Time: Coffee & Registration at 10:30 AM; Lecture at 11:00 AM
Cost: Lecture – $5 to $10 suggested donation; After the lecture, NMHS will host a luncheon with the author at a local restaurant $25 prepaid and cash bar. Reservations required, 914 737-7878 x 0 or email nmhs@seahistory.org.
Sponsor: The National Maritime Historical Society

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NMHS Secretary Jean Wort Honored by Clearwater

clrwtrjw1We’re thrilled that Jean Wort was honored by Clearwater at their 2nd annual gala on 13 November. NMHS chairman Ronald Oswald, NMHS president Burchenal Green and trustees Walter Brown and Howard Slotnick were on hand to join in recognizing NMHS secretary Jean Wort, who received the Spirit of the Hudson award.

Captain Wort has worked to preserve the Hudson River’s natural beauty as a trustee or honorary director of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, the Orange County Land Trust, the Nature Museum of the Hudson Highlands, the Orange County Citizens Foundation, the Fort Montgomery Battle Site and the Constitution Island Association. She has served on the Town of Highlands Planning Board and was appointed commissioner for Orange County for the Hudson Fulton Champlain Quadricentennial from 2002 to 2010.

This year’s gala also hosted the largest number of Clearwater captains ever assembled. They have a unique position as environmental leaders on the Hudson River. In addition to piloting the sloop, the captain and crew share a mission to educate and inspire all passengers who sail on Clearwater, as well as the Clearwater members who serve as weekly volunteer crew.

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December Charles Point Council Seminar: Norseman Saga

Saturday, 3 December
‘Norseman Saga’ and HOLIDAY POT LUCK PARTY at Cortlandt Yacht Club
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By the latter part of the 8th Century, all of Europe was plunged into the Dark Ages, a violent and uncertain time. Then suddenly and seemingly without warning, a new menace swept onto the scene as Viking raiders from Denmark, Norway and Sweden began crossing the oceans to plunder England, Ireland and the Continent. These Norse invaders came first to pillage, and later to conquer and settle. In less than a hundred years after their depredations began, the Vikings had become a major military and political force throughout Europe.

Author James L. Nelson, who has previously written on such topics as piracy and the naval action of the American Revolution, turns his attention to his own ancestors, the Norsemen, and their raiding and later settling in Europe, and Ireland in particular. He will also discuss the technological advances and unique aspects of Norse ship design and building, and how those advances helped drive the Viking invasion. Nelson is currently working on a series of novels that chronicle the adventures of Viking Thorgrim Night Wolf and company in 9th Century Ireland.

James Nelson has written more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, all centered on the maritime world.  Book signing to follow.

Holiday Pot luck

Join us for our Holiday Pot Luck Party with James Nelson after the presentation.
Please bring a dish, drink or dessert that serves six to eight people.

Cortlandt Yacht Club
238 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY  10548

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Sneak Preview of our Fantastic Auction Items

In addition to honoring Charles H. Townsend and Captain Cesare Sorio and paying tribute to Peter Stanford, 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. Let us do the bidding for you!

Call  914-737-7878 ext. 0 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 2016. Telephone bids have been extended until Tuesday 25 October at 12:00 Noon EST.

LIVE AUCTION ITEMS

1. Renowned marine artist John Stobart has generously donated a spectacular oil painting to honor his friend, the late Peter Stanford.

‘Aucoot Cove: The View to Converse Point’

Stobart Aucoot Cove The View to Converse Point FRAMEDIn the picturesque area of Massachusetts known as South Coast lies Aucoot Cove, a body of water shared with the towns of Mattapoisett on the west and Marion on the east.

This setting provides fascinating subject matter in an undeveloped rural paradise.  

On a mostly sunny day, dotted with few clouds, one can see clearly from Mattapoisett across the cove to Converse Point. The foreground offers a peek into the lives of casual boaters enjoying the day perhaps fishing for dinner.

Stobart_painting_SMMedium: Oil on Canvas
Size Unframed: 12” x 19”
Size Framed: 22” x 29”
Year: 2012

Donated by: John Stobart

Opening Bid: $50,000
Value: $70,000

2. Cruise for Two on the Queen of the Mississippi – 7 nights
queen-of-the-mississippiEnjoy a seven-night cruise for two aboard Queen of the Mississippi in the summer of 2017. With just 150 passengers, the cruise provides the finest travel experience to the Mississippi’s most beautiful places. The winner may select any 7-night cruise in 2017 and will receive a cabin category AAC or better. Cruise selection must be made by October 1, 2017.
Donated By: American Cruise Lines
Value: $10,650

3. Private Charter Aboard Yacht Manhattan for Forty (40) Guests
Yacht Manhattan 40SM Enjoy a 2-hour private charter aboard the yacht Manhattan with up to forty (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 NYC. Departs from Chelsea Piers. Time to be mutually agreed upon. Gratuity is not included. Not valid on Saturdays; expires December 31, 2017.
Donated By: Classic Harbor Line and Scarano Boat Building
Value: $4,000

4. Star Clipper Cruise for 2 Guests, up to 7 nights
starclipperscruisescomsm-300x192A true clipper ship, the Star Clipper reflects her proud heritage in every inch of polished brass. The ship is intimate with spacious accommodations for just 170 passengers. Expansive teak decks provide ample space for relaxation and recreation. Whether you decide to glide among the emerald-clad islands of the Caribbean, enjoy the once in a lifetime adventure of an epic ocean crossing, be charmed by the ancient, sun-warmed ports of the Mediterranean or be intrigued by the mysteries of the Far East and Central America, each and every voyage aboard Star Clippers will be a little bit different from the one before – or after. Enjoy an outside category ‘4’ cabin for 2 guests for a 7 night cruise. Port charges, gratuities, air, transfers and fuel surcharge not included. Holiday sailings excluded. Subject to availability, no changes allowed after booking, not transferable, no cash value. Based on space available; the requested date will not be confirmed before 30 days prior to departure. Expires December 15, 2017.
Donated By: Star Clipper
Value: $8,200

5. Educational Initiatives
Take advantage of this opportunity to contribute to the NMHS 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

sextantSimex Mariner Sextant
Mint-condition Simex Mariner sextant. The sextant measures the angle between a celestial body and the horizon (sighting the object or taking a sight). The angle measured and the time at which it was measured is then used to identify the location of the user on the grid map of the world. Sextants have been successfully used by seamen since 1757.
Donated By: George W. Carmany III
Value: $1,200
Starting Bid: $800 / Bid Increments: $100

Muller ViewFromSouthStView from South Street, New York in 1892 by William G. Muller
Sold-out artist proof.  In this moonlit view, we are looking over the East River and Brooklyn Bridge from South Street at Fulton Ferry, as the full-rigged ship Largo Law sets sail in 1892. Museum quality framed.  Sheet Size: 27″ x 35 5/8″. Signed and Numbered 22/50.
Donated By: William G. Muller
Value: $975
Starting Bid: $600 / Bid Increments: $50

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New York Harbor During the Great Steamship Era, 1935 by William G. Muller
In this nostalgic scene, the legendary new French Liner Normandie steams out of port past the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty, while the Cunard Liner Aquitania arrives from Europe in 1935. Museum quality framed.  Sheet Size: 24 1/2″ x 34″. Signed and Numbered 468/525.
Donated By: William G. Muller
Value: $450
Starting Bid: $300 / Bid Increments: $50

Tuaga-correa-turk-braceletrk’s-Head 7″ Sterling Silver Bracelet
Beautiful sterling silver women’s bracelet with three strand braiding and clasp. This Turk’s-head piece is individually hand woven, and therefore, no two pieces of the same design are identical. The exact origin of  the Turk’s-head is unknown, however,  the design dates back to ancient Egyptians and has been used aboard wooden ships for millennia.  Width 3/8″ (10mm).
Donated By: A. G. A. Correa
Value: $1,500
Starting Bid: $1,200 / Bid Increments: $100

Set of 2 Bolero Sail Plans,  Built by Henry B. Nevins, 1949
Designed by Sparkman & Stephens
Signed by Olin Stephens

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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. LOA 73.5’, LWL 51’, Beam 15.1’, Draft 9.5’, Displacement 94,000 lbs. Set of two—each museum quality frame. Serigraph on Coventry rag paper.
Donated By: Sparkman & Stephens
Value: $1,500
Starting Bid: $1,200 / Bid Increments: $100

bay-light-demersBay Light: Artist Proof by Don Demers
Bay Ligh
t is a sailor’s delight: wind, water, blue skies, and the lovely afternoon sunlight pouring across the sails. No competition here, just a happy coincidence of two boats heading out for a perfect sail. Limited Edition Artist Proof. Museum quality framed. Signed and Numbered. Giclée Canvas. Size: 24″ wide, 18″ high.
Donated By: Don Demers
Value: $625
Starting Bid: $450 / Bidding Increments: $50

Waiting for the Tide by Linda Norton
The watercolor was inspired by the artist’s visit to South Street Seaport, NYC.  It was named in a National Maritime Historical Society contest in 2015 by the winner, Richard Biller. Museum quality framed. Giclée print. Signed and Numbered. 1/150.  Sheet Size: 19.5” x 29.5”.
Donated By: Linda Norton
Value: $500
Starting Bid: $300 / Bidding Increments: $25

nyycAn Evening at the New York Yacht Club
Enjoy a lovely evening for two at the beautiful New York Yacht Club in New York City. The package includes dinner, an overnight guestroom and breakfast (does not include alcoholic beverages). Certificate expires  October  2017.
Donated By: New York Yacht Club
Value: $600
Starting Bid: $400 / Bidding Increments: $50

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Two Tickets for AIANY around Manhattan Architecture Tour Aboard Yacht Manhattan
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 and Scarano Boat Building
Value: $156
Starting Bid: $120 / 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 2017 sailing season.
Donated By: Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Value: $100
Starting Bid: $70 / Bid Increments: $10

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Maritime Book Selection
A Dream of Tall Ships
Signed by Peter and Norma Stanford
A Dream of Tall Ships: How New Yorkers came together to save the city’s sailing-ship waterfront, by Peter & Norma Stanford, with an introduction by John Stobart, 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.
Donated By: National Maritime Historical Society
Starting Bid: $40 / Bid Increments: $10

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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

Maritime Book Selection by Author William H. White
white-photoSigned 9-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.
Donated By: William H. White
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $10

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

05 Global terminal 2SM

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, 2017.
Donated By: Global Terminals
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $200 / Bid Increments: $25

thomson-printView from the Battery, 1829, by Thos. Thomson
Limited edition print reproduced from the original lithograph. Museum quality 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

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

hornblower-mapMap 26 – Bomb Vessels’ Action of Rugen Hornblower
Original map of Bomb Vessels’ Action of Rugen.
Also included is the Hornblower Companion by C. S. Forester that provides a historical naval context to the adventures of the hero of his many books, Horatio Hornblower.

Unframed. Size: 14” x 18 ½”
Donated By:H.C. Bowen Smith
Value: Priceless
Starting Bid: $500 / Bid Increments: $100

02 America 2.0SM

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, 2017.
Donated By: Classic Harbor Line and Scarano Boat Building
Value: $164
Starting Bid: $120 / Bid Increments: $20

Palm Island GrenadinesSM

Palm Island Resort, Grenadines;
7 Nights of Accommodations—16 Years and Over, 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

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. 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 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

Hidden Harbor TourSMFour Tickets for Hidden Harbor Tour in NYC
The Working Harbor Committee will take you behind the scenes of the inner-workings of the bustling New York Harbor. You’ll be guided along an enlightening and inspiring adventure! Good for 4 seats on a 2-hour tour. Expires December 31, 2017.
Donated By: The Working Harbor Committee
Value: $160
Starting Bid: $100 / Bid Increments: $10

Kobrands_SMWine from Kobrand Corporation – Nardi Bruello 2003, 3 Bottles  
Nardi Bruello 2003, 3 Bottles (1.5 liters each). This delicious wine 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

sailorbag

Silver Spinnaker Racer Duffel
Compact and sleek, yet with enough capacity to make it a great weekend carry-on or road trip bag. Perfect for  a day on the boat, too! Lightweight and durable rip stop outer fabric is both water- and stain-resistant.  Outside Dimensions (approx.):  12″H x 20″W x 12″D.
Donated By: Sailor Bags
Value: $99
Starting Bid: $75 / Bid Increments: $10

americaModel Ship of America’s Cup Racer by Raymond Guinta
Scale model of America’s Cup Racer.
An authentic copy of the famous schooner that participated in the races from New York to Bermuda. This boat is a beautiful example of the fat blue-water racers of a bygone era.
Case Size: 20″ x 24″.
Donated By: Model Ships by Ray Guinta
Value: $225
Starting Bid: $150 / Bid Increments: $25

mcallister-towing

Maritime Book Selection:
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
Starting Bid: $40 / Bid Increments: $5

NMHS Ship’s Store – GIFT BAG
Coasters, Trivet, Kaiulani Crystal Paperweight
Also includes a 2017 NMHS Calendar
Donated By: National Maritime Historical Society
Value: $55
Starting Bid: $40 / Bid Increments: $5

NMHS Ship’s Store – GIFT BAG
Blue Silk Bow Tie
Also includes a 2017 NMHS Calendar
Donated By: National Maritime Historical Society
Value: $50
Starting Bid: $35 / Bid Increments: $5

wavertree-shps-of-glassWavertree – Ships of Glass
Proudly handmade by artist Don Hardy in the USA, this beautiful and delicate glass ship is a replica of the Wavertree, a historic iron-hulled sailing ship built in 1885.
(Blue/green glass).
Donated By: Ships of Glass and Don & Kathy Hardy
Value: $275
Starting Bid: $175 / Bid Increments: $25

 

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

American Cruise Lines
George W. Carmany III
A.G.A. Correa
Classic Harbor Line and Scarano Boat Building
Don Demers
Elite Island Resorts
Global Terminals
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
Kobrand Corporation and Marco Sorio
Model Ships by Ray Guinta
McAllister Towing
William G. Muller
New York Yacht Club
Linda Norton
Pearl Sea Cruises
Quarto Publishing Group USA
Sailor Bags
Ships of Glass
Star Clipper
John Stobart
Dudley Waterman and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Whillian H. White
The Working Harbor Committee


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Save the Date! NYC Pickle Night is 11 November

The event is held each year to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Admiral Lord Nelson. It is named for HMS Pickle, which participated in the battle and was the messenger ship that carried the news of the victory and of Nelson’s death back to England. This year’s honorary chair woman of the dinner is Antonia Romeo, British Consul General in New York. Commodore Jerry Kyd, Commanding Officer of the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and Commander Carrier Strike Group, will be the main speaker.
Friday, 11 November 2016
New York Yacht Club
37 W 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
Space is limited. For reservations contact Sally McElwreath Callo at SallyMC79@verizon.net or by phone at 917 536-1077.
Ticket price is $295 per person. Dress is black tie or military equivalent. The event is sponsored by the American Friends of the National Museum of the Royal Navy, with additional support from The Nelson Society, The 1805 Club, and the National Maritime Historical Society.
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