Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

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2016 Sailing Hall of Fame

The National Sailing Hall of Fame announced its 2016 class of inductees, four of whom have connections to Mystic Seaport.

Whale Breaching

NY to Count Its Whales

Scientists are partnering to conduct the largest-ever survey of New York’s whales, the New York Times reports.

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NOAA Releases USS CONESTOGA Video

A new video by the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries seeks to answer what happened to the lost U.S. Navy tug in 1921.

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Shipwreck Found In Boston

The remains of a 19th century ship was unearthed at a Boston construction site, reports Boston.com

Oil Painting of Captain James Cook (1728-1779), by William Hodges. Cook's voyages of exploration were also used to test methods of determining longitude. Image courtesy of National Maritime Museum, London.

Cook’s ENDEAVOUR Found

Archaeologists believe they have found the scuttled remains of the ship off Newport, RI, the Daily Mail reports.

Panbone and horn ditty box from 1877

Maritime Heritage Grants

The National Park Service and the Maritime Administration announced $2.58 million in Maritime Heritage Program grants for projects in 19 states.

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Peter Stanford, 1927-2016

The American maritime heritage community mourns the loss of one of its leaders, Peter Stanford.