Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

Atlantic Basin Chart

Red Hook’s New Museum

PortSide New York has created a digital museum that covers 400 plus years of Red Hook history.

A Black Sea Ghost Fleet

Explorers accidentally found a graveyard of more than 40 ancient shipwrecks at the bottom of the Black Sea, the Daily Mail reports.

The MAUD

Amundsen’s Ship Raised

After six years of work, a team of Norwegians pulled the MAUD from its icy grave in Nunavut waters, CBC News reports.

Wavertree

WAVERTREE Returns

The newly restored ship returned to her berth at NYC’s South Street Seaport, reports Smithsonian.com.

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.