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Early Dutch New York with Marine Artist Len Tantillo

Join the National Maritime Historical Society for
Early Dutch New York with Marine Artist Len Tantillo

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Coffee & Registration at 10:30 AM; Lecture at 11:00 AM
Holiday Potluck Luncheon to Follow

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

Historical and marine artist Len Tantillo will present on paintings of Early Dutch New York, inspired by the “rivers of New Netherland” — the Hudson, the Connecticut and the Delaware. Upon these waterways hundreds of vessels carried goods and passengers, and the diversity and organic beauty of their varied designs has long been an inspiration to the artist. A licensed architect who left the field of architecture in 1986 to pursue a career in the fine art of historical and marine painting, Len Tantillo has produced over 300 paintings and drawings and has appeared internationally in exhibitions, publications and film documentaries. To see more of his extraordinary work, visit www.lftantillo.com.

Please RSVP HERE, or you may contact NMHS at 914-737-7878, ext. 0 or via email if you plan to attend. A $5 to $10 donation is appreciated. After the lecture, NMHS will host its annual Holiday Potluck Party — please bring a favorite dish, drink or dessert that serves six to eight people and join in the fun!


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Young America—New York in the 1890s  by Patrick O’Brien

Spectacular Framed 18″x 24″ Oil on Canvas
by Award Winning Marine Artist Patrick O’Brien

Offered for Sale by the National Maritime Historical Society

If you didn’t get the opportunity at our Annual Awards Dinner, now is your chance to take home the spectacular Young America – New York in the 1890s by world-renowned marine artist Patrick O’Brien, and to get an intimate glimpse into how he created the magnificent piece.  Click here or on the image above to play a short video about Patrick’s methods, extensive research and his painstaking attention to detail in producing the historic bird’s eye view of New York City’s Hudson River waterfront.  Young America – New York in the 1890s is now offered for sale by the National Maritime Historical Society for $6,000.

Young America by Patrick O'BrienThe painting presents old New York from a view over the Hudson River across from the current World Trade Center, and is based on exhaustive research into the history of New York, its waterfront, its architecture and its growth. The artist consulted numerous old maps, prints, and photos, from sources such as The NY Historical Society and The Library of Congress.  At that time, the towers of the newly completed Brooklyn Bridge were the tallest structures in New York. At the far left is St Paul’s Church (still existing, on Broadway.) To the left of the bridge tower is the Western Union Telegraph Building (demolished and replaced by a much taller building.) The spire of Trinity church, at right, was about 27 stories high, dominating the pre-elevator city, but is lost among today’s skyscrapers. And on the far right is a shot tower that was near the current day South Street Seaport.
If you would like to take home the exceptional Young America – New York in the 1890s and to support the National Maritime Historical Society at the same time, please email nmhs@seahistory.org or call (914) 737-7878, Ext. 0 today!


About Patrick O’Brien

Patrick-OBrien-portrait-photo1-265x300Patrick O’Brien’s striking paintings capture the glory and grandeur of the age of sail. His work gained widespread attention in 2010 when the U.S. Naval Academy Museum mounted an exhibition entitled The Maritime Art of Patrick O’Brien, featuring twenty-eight oil paintings by the artist. Collectors of O’Brien’s work from across the country were proud to loan their artwork for this special event.

O’Brien was a draftsman in a naval architecture firm before becoming an artist. Since 1985, he has worked as an illustrator and painter. His clients have included National Geographic, The Discovery Channel, and the Smithsonian. His art has appeared in magazines and newspapers, on posters and greeting cards, and even on billboards. In addition, Mr. O’Brien is the author and illustrator of twelve picture books for children.

In 2003 Mr. O’Brien entered the marine art field, and his first entry to the prestigious Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition won an Award of Excellence. In 2010 he won Mystic’s Museum Purchase Award, which means that the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut bought the painting for its permanent collection. O’Brien’s paintings have been used four times on the cover of Naval History magazine, which is published by The U.S. Naval Institute, and in 2007 he was the subject of a four-page cover article in Sea History magazine. O’Brien has delivered lectures about his work at various maritime venues, and in 2008, a production team making a documentary for The History Channel filmed him working in his studio.

For more information on Patrick O’Brien and his other works, please visit www.PatrickOBrienStudio.com.

To take home the exceptional Young America – New York in the 1890s and to support the National Maritime Historical Society at the same time, please email nmhs@seahistory.org or call (914) 737-7878, Ext. 0 today.

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Beacon of Light Educational Initiatives

Beacon of Light

Education is the movement from darkness to light.
-Allan Bloom

Education of the next generation is critical to carrying the memory of our maritime history forward, and we thank all of you who have supported our upcoming Annual Awards Dinner on 26 October with your sponsorship, contributions and early bidding on the Silent and Live Auctions!  This year we will continue our educational sponsorships with our Beacon of Light initiative.

Everyone contributing $100 or more will be given a small light-up pin – if you’ll be attending the gala we ask you to wear it proudly to inspire others to give; if you’ll be supporting us from home, we’ll send you your own special NMHS pin.  Contribute online, email nmhs@seahistory.org or call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 0 today!

Will you all join your fellows in supporting our education initiatives?

  • In doing so you bolster Sea History magazine, the voice of America’s maritime heritage.
  • Your contributions help us reach the next generation of maritime enthusiasts with our Sea History for Kids website
  • With your help we can offer maritime awards in 25 National History Day state contests in which over a half million high school and middle school students participate.
  • Your support will enable us to catalog and preserve our 8,000 volume maritime library and archive collection of photographs, maps, charts, vessel plans, works of art, ship models and other maritime objects.
  • With your help we head into the 26th year of our NMHS Seminar Series, engaging 15,000 participants since 1992 in our common maritime heritage and supporting over 200 maritime historians, authors, artists and filmmakers.
  • Your donations make possible documentaries like the Sails over Ice and Seas series celebrating the life and times of Ernestina-Morrissey.

Whether your contribution is for $1,000, $100 or any amount you are able to give, you are keeping our maritime heritage alive and helping us to preserve our seafaring traditions.

Contribute online, email nmhs@seahistory.org or call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 0 today!

Thank You!

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

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

The Finest Hours    &    So Close to Home 
        

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

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

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

RSVP by clicking HERE

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

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

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

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Annual Awards Dinner Live Auction

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

7-Night Mississippi River Cruise for 2 

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

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

 

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

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

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

Donated by: Star Clippers
Value: $7,480

 


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


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

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Annual Awards Dinner Silent Auction Catalog

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

 

 

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

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

 

MARITIME ART

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

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

 

 


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

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

 

 

 

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

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

 

Harbor Approach
by Leonard Mizerek

Original Oil – 6” x 8”, Framed

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

 

 

 

 

Race of the Elsies by Thomas Hoyne

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

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

 

 

MARITIME COLLECTIBLES

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

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

 

Fishing Schooner by Raymond Guinta

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

 

 

 

hornblower-map

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

1941 Antique C. Plath Sextant and Binoculars from WWII

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

 

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

 

 

Fine Silver Shell with 18″ Sterling Silver Snake Chain

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

MARITIME BOOKS

mcallister-towing

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 


Four Maritime Book Selections from Quarto Group

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

MUSEUMS & TOURS

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

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

 

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

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

 

Director’s Tour for 25 aboard Wavertree

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

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

 

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

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

 

DAY SAILS & CRUISING

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

 

O-Clearwater2Sail for 2 on the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

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

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

 

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, 2018.

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

 

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, 2018.

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

 

RESORTS & TRAVEL

07 St James Club St LuciaSM

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

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


St James Club AntiguaSM

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

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

 

Verandah Resort AntiguaSM

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

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

 

Palm Island GrenadinesSM

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

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

 

Los Establos PanamaSM

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

 


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


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

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

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Annual Meeting & Maritime Heritage Conference

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The 11th Maritime Heritage Conference, the 45th Annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships, the 55th Annual Meeting of the National Maritime Historical Society and the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Steamship Historical Society of America will come together for an information-packed joint conference encompassing a broad array of topics this coming February 14-17, 2018 in the historic port city of New Orleans.

The Maritime Heritage Conference, last held in 2014, brings together individuals and institutions of the maritime heritage community to discuss topics of common interest.  Tall Ships America’s Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships is held annually and has earned a reputation for its high take-away value, networking opportunities, and camaraderie.  Join as many as 500 of your fellow maritime enthusiasts from the National Maritime Alliance, Tall Ships America, the National Maritime Historical Society, the Steamship Historical Society of America, the Council of American Maritime Museums, the Historic Naval Ships Association, the North American Society for Oceanic History, the US Lighthouse Society and so many others!

For more information and to register today, please visit the Maritime Heritage Conference Page, where you’ll also find up to date information on the Conference Schedule, Accommodations, Sponsorship Opportunities, and the Call for Presenters and Guidelines.

REGISTRATION

The full conference price is $395 per person, which includes all sessions, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks & lunches (February 15-17), the Saturday Gala Awards Dinner (February 17), and all meeting materials.  There are also individual day options.  The full Conference price increases to $495 per person after December 15, 2017.  Register today by clicking HERE.

Note that 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 December 31, 2017 minus a $50 cancellation fee.  After December 31, 2017, no refunds will be issued.

Sponsorship Opportunities ranging from $500 to $15,000 are encouraged and will be formally recognized.

ACCOMODATIONS

The conference venue is the beautiful New Orleans Marriott in the French Quarter – 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.  A block of rooms has been set aside for conference attendees at the special rate of $164 per night (plus tax) for the nights of February 14-17, 2018.  Rooms will be held at this rate, while available, until January 22, 2018.  Click HERE to book your room using the Conference Passkey, or call (504) 581-1000 and provide the discount code “MHC.”   Should the block of rooms be filled, we will make every effort to block additional rooms at the above rate, however that may not be possible and we recommend you book as early as possible!

CALL FOR PRESENTERS

Please see the 11th Maritime Heritage Conference page for the Call for Presenters & Guidelines  page, which includes details on conference topics as well as information on focus sessions, maritime heritage papers, the application process, deadlines and the selection process, and presenter policies.  Individual paper and session proposals should include a one-page abstract and a one-page biographical statement about each presenter emailed to Dr. David Winkler and Jonathan Kabak at: proposalsmhc@gmail.com. The deadline for papers and session proposals is December 1, 2017.  

Topics and focus sessions include, but are not limited to: Maritime and Naval History   ·   Maritime Art, Literature, and Music   ·   Education and Preservation   ·   Underwater Archaeology   ·   Trade and Communications   ·   Maritime Libraries, Archives, and Museums   ·   Marine Science and Ocean Conservation   ·   Historic Vessel Restoration   ·   Maritime Heritage Grant Program   ·   Maritime Landscapes   ·   National Marine Sanctuaries   ·   Inland Waters    ·   Commerce and Seaport Operations   ·   Small Craft   ·   Shipbuilding   ·   Marine Protected Areas   ·   Crew and Staff Training and Development   ·   Tall Ships, Sail Training, and Education Under Sail   ·   Vessel Operations and Safety   ·   Tall Ships® Events and Host Ports   ·   Not-for-Profit Administration   ·   Fund Development   ·   Media and Publications    ·   Marketing and Social Media


Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gather with individuals from all segments of the maritime community!
  Register Today, email nmhs@seahistory.org or call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 0 with any questions you may have.  We look forward to seeing you in New Orleans! 

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Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain – 11 September, 1814

Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain – 11 September, 1814
America’s Second War for Independence (1812 – 1815)

The War of 1812, also known as America’s Second War for Independence, was a contest to see if a free, republican form of government could survive.  Read about Commodore Thomas Macdonough’s Crucial Victory on Lake Champlain on this day in 1814.

 

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September Seminar – U Boats in the Bahamas with Eric Wiberg

The National Maritime Historical Society
presents
“U-Boats in the Bahamas” Seminar and Book Signing
with Author Eric Wiberg
Saturday, 23 September 2017

Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Continental Breakfast & Registration at 10:30 AM; Lecture at 11:00 AM

Please join us as author, maritime attorney, historian and avid sailor Eric Wiberg presents his book U-Boats in the Bahamas, the never-told story of the 112 German and Italian submarines that sank 130 Allied ships in World War II in the Bahamas area where the author grew up. Merchant mariners heroically put themselves in danger as they performed the critical task of moving the military and civilian supplies vital to ultimate victory. Book signing will follow.

The Public is invited. Please contact NMHS at 914-737-7878, ext. 0, or email NMHS@seahistory.org if you plan to attend. A $5 to $10 donation is appreciated. After the lecture, NMHS will host a luncheon—$25 prepaid with cash bar. Reservations required.

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