Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

HMS TERROR

Canadians Find HMS TERROR

The long-lost ship of polar explorer Sir John Franklin has been found in pristine condition at the bottom of an Arctic bay, the Guardian reports.

PEKING

PEKING Begins Voyage Home

The historic ship will become the center of a new maritime museum in Hamburg, Germany, the Associated Press reports.

USS INDEPENDENCE

WWII Carrier Rediscovered

The rediscovery of the scuttled USS INDEPENDENCE was streamed live to an audience around the world.

SS UNITED STATES

No Return to Sea for SS UNITED STATES

The cruise line studying whether the famous ocean liner could be returned to service has concluded it would be too expensive, the Associated Press reports.

MAUD

The MAUD Floats Again

The CBC reports a team of Norwegians has recovered the wreckage of a ship that belonged to Arctic explorer Roald Amundsen.

NSHOF Logo

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.

Photo of USS CONESTOGA

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.

Image Courtesy Joe Bagley

Shipwreck Found In Boston

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