Maritime History

Read the latest maritime history from around the world.

Icebreaker to Thunder Bay

The historic icebreaker ALEXANDER HENRY will be moving to Thunder Bay, reports the Kingston Whig-Standard.

HŌKŪLE‘A Returns to Hawaii

Tens of thousands welcomed the Polynesian voyaging canoe home from her 3-year voyage around the globe

Application Period Open for Maritime Heritage Grants

Approximately $2.5 million in National Maritime Heritage Grants for education or preservation projects are available for 2017.

Wreck of USCG Cutter Found

A century after a historic cutter was lost in a collision off of California, NOAA and the Coast Guard announced the discovery of the vessel’s shipwreck.

Moby-Dick Influenced Dylan

“Moby-Dick” theme of rebirth “works its way into more than a few of my songs,” says Bob Dylan.

Oldest Surviving Grand Banks Fishing Schooner Rising Again

The Ernestina-Morrissey, the oldest surviving Grand Banks fishing schooner, is rising once again.

US Lighthouse Society Library Needs Home

The USLHS Library currently occupies about 200 linear feet of shelf space.

Cannon from 1800s Wreck Recovered Off RI

The artifact is thought to be from Oliver Hazard Perry’s USS REVENGE, The Day newspaper reports.

Historic nuclear ship opens for National Maritime Day

The SAVANNAH was opened to the public on Sunday to celebrate National Maritime Day, which is May 22.

DNA Shows Women on Board Franklin Expedition

DNA tests indicate at least four of the victims of the doomed Franklin Expedition were women, reports the Daily Mail.