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Join Us for the 2016 Holiday Potluck and the Norseman Saga

Norseman Saga and Holiday Potluck party at Cortlandt Yacht Club
238 Kings Ferry Rd, Montrose, NY 10548
Saturday, 3 December
10:30 am Coffee; 11 am Lecture


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James Nelson is the author of The Two Hundred Year Invasion: Vikings, Their Raids, Their Settlements, and the Ships that Got Them There and former professional in traditional sail.  He  has written more than twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, all centered on the maritime world.

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.

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.
Reservations are required.

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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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Tall Ships America Annual Conference – February 8-10, 2017

TALL SHIPS AMERICA is pleased to announce that the 44th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on February 9 & 10, 2017.  The conference will be preceded by the Safety Under Sail Forum, the Educators and Administrators Forum and the Host Ports Seminar on February 8.

talls-ships-am-conf-graphic-6in-2The Theme for the conference is The Way of a Ship: Linking our History, Heritage and Future.

The Conference will be organized around six main topic areas:

  • Crew Training, Development, Retention
  • Ship’s Operations & Safety, Navigation, Marine Weather
  • Educational Programming, Maritime History and Marine Science, Training for Careers at Sea
  • Tall Ships events and Host Port Organizers
  • Administration, Organizational Sustainability, Marketing, Fund Development
  • Historic ship preservation and utilization

National Maritime Historical Society trustee, Timothy J. Runyon, PhD , will be a featured speaker. Dr. Runyon is chairman of the National Maritime Alliance, professor of maritime history at East Carolina University, a distinguished historian and author.

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.

Registration is open; 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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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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November Charles Point Council Seminar: Operation Eagle Claw

 Saturday, 12 November
Operation Eagle Claw – Rescue from the Sea – Iranian Hostage Crisis
Lawrence Brennan

Hendrick Hudson Free Library – 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Continental Breakfast and Registration:  10:30 AM
Presentation:  11:00 AM

One of Delta Force’s first missions, Operation Eagle Claw was a US Armed Forces operation ordered by President Jimmy Carter to attempt to end the Iran hostage crisis by rescuing 52 embassy staff held captive at the Embassy of the United States, Tehran.

Join us as author CAPT Lawrence Brennan, USN (Ret.) explores the origin of 35 years of conflict between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran and President Carter v. the Ayatollah. He was the JAG on the USS NIMITZ (CVN 68) which launched the eight RH helicopters which penetrated Iranian airspace bound for Desert One on the evening of 24 April 1981.  Captain Brennan writes extensively about naval history, maritime and legal matters. The US Naval Institute’s Naval History (December 2016) recently published his commentary about the court martial of the Commanding Officer of USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA35), Captain Charles B. McVay, III.

He is an adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School who teaches the Admiralty and International Maritime Law Course. He was a Federal Litigator for the U.S. Department of Justice and is a lawyer in private practice in New York City.  Also, he served at sea and ashore for more than 33 years.

As a Navy Lieutenant, he spent months in the Persian Gulf Northern Arabian Sea areas on board an aircraft carrier.  He was counsel for the Navy Investigation into the fatal air crash on board NIMITZ that led to the “Zero Tolerance” anti-drug program following 14 deaths and more than 50 serious injuries, and was the action officer on CNO’s staff who reviewed the investigation into the shoot down of an Iranian Airbus by USS VINCENNES that resulted in more than 200 fatalities.

Professor Brennan has extensive experience litigating and investigating major marine casualties on both the civil and criminal side.

 

The public is invited. Please email the National Maritime Historical Society or phone 914 737-7878, ext. 0 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, please visit the Charles Point Council page.

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SAVE THE DATE – NMHS Annual Meeting in Charleston, SC

SAVE THE DATE: NMHS Annual Meeting – Charleston, South Carolina
May 15-17, 2017

The NMHS Annual Conference will take place from May 15 -17, 2017 in Charleston, S.C. in conjunction with the North American Society for Oceanic History (NASOH) annual conference. We will be joined by leaders from the local maritime heritage community, who will gave reports highlighting maritime history and activity in and around Charleston.

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.

The NASOH conference will be hosted on the campus of the College of Charleston downtown within easy walking distance of Marion Square (there also will be plenty of nearby parking available).

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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 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, March 31, 2017. Additionally, they must identify themselves 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. Their 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, March 31, 2017. Additionally. they must mention the group code CGNASO to receive this rate.

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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

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

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

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

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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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All items will be available to bid on the night of the event, October 26, 2016, so be sure to place your highest bid with your representative, who will bid in increments up to your highest bid. Payment information in the form of a credit card will be collected at the time of your bid, but the payment will not be processed unless yours is the winning bid on October 26, 2016. If you are the winning bidder, we will notify you by email or phone, charge your credit card for payment and make arrangements for shipping or pickup. Additional payment for shipping will then be charged.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Receives $80K Grant

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, has received an $80,000 grant from the Maryland Historical Trust’s Maryland Heritage Areas Authority program. The grant will help fund a new Small Craft Heritage Center project, projected to begin in 2017.

CBMM_MDHeritageGrant_SmallCraftCtr.-300x300The Small Craft Heritage Center will preserve and house the majority of CBMM’s smaller historic vessels currently stored in locations not accessible to CBMM members and guests. The museum preserves the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of the region’s watercraft, approximately 90 boats ranging in size from small gunning boats to the 65-foot 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

“With the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay water craft, CBMM is responsible for the maintenance and physical status of these crafts,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “This Center will bring more of CBMM’s collections to the public while expanding our educational programming opportunities and additional exhibition space.”

CBMM_SmallCraft-300x200“We are beyond thrilled to have this opportunity to share the majority of our Chesapeake Bay vessels with our guests and visitors, as only 45% of our watercraft collection is currently accessible to the public,” commented CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “The Small Craft Heritage Center will allow us to tell a more authentic and complete story of Chesapeake heritage.”

 

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Time Running Out for Historic Falls of Clyde

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photo: Alexandre via Wikimedia Commons

The historic ship Falls of Clyde, long a fixture of the Honolulu waterfront, is awaiting a miracle. The ship, the world’s only surviving four-masted, full-rigged ship and the only surviving sailing oil tanker afloat, has been impounded by the Hawaii Department of Transportation Harbors Division. The ship has been berthed in Honolulu Harbor for the past seven years, but 2015 brought new urgency. The state announced plans to terminate the permit that allowed the Falls to be docked for free in its present location. Friends of the Falls of Clyde, the group that formed in 2008 to take ownership of the ship when the Bishop Museum announced that it would be unable to meet the daunting price tag of further maintenance and restoration work, stepped up its fundraising efforts, including initiating an Indiegogo campaign, which was unable to raise sufficient funds to get the ship into drydock that season.

This summer, the state gave the group the month of July to present a plan for getting the ship into drydock for restoration work; however, the plan was subsequently rejected, and the state revoked the dock permit, leading to the impound action, when access to the ship was closed off. A hearing followed on 25 August, when Friends of the Falls of Clyde appealed the state’s position and asked, again, to be allowed to work on the ship and resume fundraising efforts. The state’s decision is expected later this month.

We encourage all who are interested and want to lend their support to go to the website of the Friend of the Falls of Clyde, as well as its Facebook page, and the petition to save the ship. Learn more about her history here.

 

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