America and the Sea Award

The America and the Sea Award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to the history, arts, business or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American spirit and character. Presented annually by Mystic Seaport, the award honors and celebrates those who embrace the scholarship, exploration, adventure, aesthetics, competition, and freedom that the sea inspires.

Mystic Seaport honored author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick with the 10th annual America and the Sea Award at a gala held on October 14, 2015. The gala was held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.