Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

Dovetail donated to CBMM

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


Heritage Grants Restored

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

WWI German submarine DEUTSCHLAND

New London’s German Sub

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

Hudson River Ferry BINGHAMTON

End Near for NY Ferry

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


Scavengers Destroy WWII Wrecks

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


New Admin for CAMM

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

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.


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.



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