America and the Sea Award
Presented annually by Mystic Seaport since 2006, 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. Here are the Museum’s America and the Sea Award recipients.
Businesswoman and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, who has built an incredible portfolio of work devoted to our oceans made possible through the many organizations she has founded, led, and inspired, is the 2019 recipient of the America and the Sea Award.
Mystic Seaport will present its 2018 America and the Sea Award to Dawn Riley and Oakcliff Sailing.
David Rockefeller Jr. and Sailors for the Sea: 2017
Mystic Seaport honored Bob and Rod Johnstone – J/Boats with the 2016 America and the Sea Award presented at a gala in the newly opened Thompson Exhibition Building at the Museum October 22, 2016.
Mystic Seaport honored historian and author Nathaniel Philbrick with the 2015 America and the Sea Award on October 14, at a gala held in New York City.
Robertson is founder, chairman and CEO of American Cruise Lines, Inc., Pearl Sea Cruises, Chesapeake Shipbuilding, and affiliated companies.
Jobson’s talent, enthusiasm, and dedication to the art of sailing have inspired expert and novice sailors around the world.
The 2012 America and the Sea Award was given to Jon Wilson and WoodenBoat for their commitment to the celebration and preservation of the skills, treasures, and traditions of the sea and shore.
Former Secretary of the Navy, historian, and author John F. Lehman was the recipient of the America and the Sea Award for 2011 by Mystic Seaport.
Sylvia A. Earle, who has been at the forefront of deep ocean exploration for four decades, received the 2010 America and the Sea Award from Mystic Seaport.