Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

Almanack image from USS CONSTITUTION Museum

Launching “Old Ironsides”

The USS CONSTITUTION Museum acquired a 1797 Almanack with an interesting link to the ship‘s launch.


NMHS Honors 3 in April

Gary Jobson, president of the National Sailing Hall of Fame, VP of the International Sailing Federation, past president of US Sailing, will be Master of Ceremonies.


The boat made famous by writer John Steinbeck is being restored in Washington state, a local paper reports.


Countdown to the Cup

It is less than 100 days to the start of the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda, reports Sailing Scuttlebutt.

Hark! A Sea Monster! Or Not

Sightings of sea monsters throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries were actually whales, sea turtles, and other marine life entangled in marine debris.

Swedish Wreck Identified

Experts believe they have found the wreckage of the Blekinge (1682), lying on the seabed at Karlskrona, southern Sweden.

Coral Sea Discovery

Researchers from the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Silentworld Foundation discover three 19th-century shipwrecks.