America and the Sea Award

The America and the Sea Award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to the history, arts, business or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American spirit and character. Presented annually by Mystic Seaport, the award honors and celebrates those who embrace the scholarship, exploration, adventure, aesthetics, competition, and freedom that the sea inspires.

Mystic Seaport will present its 2016 America and the Sea Award to Bob and Rod Johnstone – J/Boats. The Johnstones will receive the award Saturday, October 22 at a gala dinner held in their honor at the Museum. The gala will be the first and only dinner held in the Collins Gallery in the new Thompson Exhibition Building prior to its ongoing use to display exhibits.

The America and the Sea Award Gala is the single largest fundraising event for Mystic Seaport. Proceeds from the event benefit the mission of the Museum to inspire an enduring connection to America’s maritime heritage. To purchase tickets or a table, or to inquire about corporate sponsorship or dockage for the event, please contact or call 860.572.5365.