Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.


WYVERN Successfully Raised

The Norwegian sailing ship WYVERN, which sank in the Baltic Sea on July 11, was salvaged this past weekend.

DORADE on a Close Reach

DORADE Wins Transpac

The 83-year-old Olin Stephens-designed classic yacht DORADE won the 2013 Transpac race.

Ted Hood

Ted Hood Dies at 86

The legendary sailmaker, designer, and sailor Ted Hood died on June 28.


USS Constitution

USS Constitution got underway in Boston Harbor on June 4 to honor first responders.

Privateer LYNX

Tall Ships Challenge

The bicentenniel celebration of the War of 1812 takes to the Great Lakes this summer.

Whaleboat--Independence Seaport Museum

National Whaleboat Project

For the Charles W. Morgan’s 38th voyage, 10 whaleboats are being built by nine organizations in seven states.