Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

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Shipwreck souvenirs sought

Search is on for souvenirs made from 1757 British sloop sunk in Lake George during French & Indian War.

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Dovetail donated to CBMM

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum adds a 1934 Hoopers Island dovetail DOROTHY LEE to its floating fleet.

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Heritage Grants Restored

The 2017 Defense Authorization Act restores maritime heritage funding, the Council of American Maritime Museums reports.

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New London’s German Sub

The city of New London, Conn., was abuzz with the arrival of a secretive German submarine in 1916.

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End Near for NY Ferry

The 111-year-old Hudson River ferryboat BINGHAMTON will soon be broken up, reports The New York Times.

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Scavengers Destroy WWII Wrecks

Three British ships and a U.S. sub have been destroyed by illegal scrap metal scavengers, the Guardian reports.

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New Admin for CAMM

The Council of American Maritime Museums has named Cathy Green its new administrator.