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 will honor author and historian Nathaniel Philbrick with the 10th annual America and the Sea Award at a gala held in his honor on October 14, 2015. The gala, which will be held in New York City, is a black tie affair and the premier fundraising event for Mystic Seaport. For invitations, please contact or 860.572.5365.