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Maritime History Project and Marine Museums

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  • Pacific Merchant Marine Council
    Ahoy Members and Friends, Seven more links added to our extensive links page http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/links. Each museum is worthy of a visit.
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 3, 2010
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      Ahoy Members and Friends,
       
      Seven more links added to our extensive links page http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PMMC-NLUS/links. Each museum is worthy of a visit.
       
      Every maritime museum is a national treasure. 2010 may be the year the council becomes more acquainted with the San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. Look forward to a council event there.
       
      Heave Ho!
       
      Phelps
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      American Maritime History Project
      The American Maritime History Project is dedicated to recording America’s great seafaring history. The Project will publish work that sets forth the impact and role of water transport in the broad sweep of American history. This history needs illumination and has not been fully told, and the public is generally unaware of it. Admiral Thomas Patterson served on the Project's Board of Directors.
      http://www.usmma.edu/AMHP  
       
      American Merchant Marine Museum
      Of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. The American Merchant Museum serves as a repository for the USMMA's extensive and valuable collection of marine art, ship models and nautical artifacts. The Museum's mission is to educate and inform visitors about the American merchant marine in a learning center for the regiment and public at large, to promote public interest in and understanding of our nation's merchant marine and to collect, preserve and exhibit historic items that represent our nation's rich seafaring heritage. The Museum employs imaginative exhibitions and displays to illustrate what the American merchant marine is and who its leaders are.
      http://www.usmma.edu/about/Museum   
       
      Los Angeles Maritime Museum
      The Los Angeles Maritime Museum creates an awareness and appreciation of the maritime history of coastal California, with an emphasis on the people and institutions of the port city of Los Angeles. The Museum is located in the 1941 Municipal Ferry Terminal, San Pedro. The Merchant Marine Memorial is on the grounds in front of the museum. The fully-operational Victory Ship, and museum S. S. LANE VICTORY is nearby and may be reached by the a restored link of the Los Angeles Waterfront Red Line Trolly.
      http://www.lamaritimemuseum.org  
       
      Maine Maritime Museum
      The Maine Maritime Museum celebrates Maine’s maritime heritage and culture in order to educate the community and a worldwide audience about the important role of Maine in regional and global maritime activities. The Museum accomplishes its stewardship through: discriminate collection, preservation and dissemination of historic materials and information, engaging educational programs, relevant and compelling exhibitions, and a unique historic shipyard, all connecting the past to contemporary and future issues. It is located at 43 Washington Street, Bath, ME.
      http://www.bathmaine.com  
       
      Mariners' Museum
      For over seventy-five years, the history of the ocean and its relationship with humankind has been told and displayed in one of the largest maritime museums in the world. 800 acres of land hold 61,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, a research library, a 167-acre lake, a five-mile shoreline trail with fourteen bridges, and over 35,000 international maritime artifacts. The museum is located at 100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA.
      http://www.mariner.org
       
      Port of Los Angeles, Virtual Tour
      An interactive tour of the history of the harbor - products, companies, faciliities/berths, history, and site informaton, .
      http://www.laporthistory.org  
       
      San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
      San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park has its visitor center at the corner of Jefferson and Hyde Streets, the Hyde Street Pier, and collection of floating historic ships. In the collection of ships are the1886 square-rigger Balclutha, 1895 schooner C. A. Thayer , 1890 steam ferryboat Eureka, 1891 scow schooner Alma,1907 steam tug Hercules,1914 paddlewheel tug Eppleton Hall, and1890 (circa) San Francisco Bay Ark. Always a variety of activity and events. The Bathhouse building, built in 1939, contains the museum. It and the adjacent bleachers are undergoing an extensive multiyear rehabilitation but lobby and veranda are now open daily. The USS Pampanito (SS 383) located in front of the S. S. Jeremiah O'Brien, Pier 45, is managed by the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association. 2010 may be the year the council becomes more involved with the Park.
      http://www.nps.gov/safr  
       
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      The American Maritime History Project is dedicated to recording America’s great seafaring history. The Project will publish work that sets forth the impact and role of water transport in the broad sweep of American history. This history needs illumination and has not been fully told, and the public is generally unaware of it.

      In Peace: America’s maritime history is long, colorful and interwoven with many fascinating strands. The narrative includes many individuals, enterprises and vessels, passenger and cargo, sail and steam, blue water vessels, brown water vessels, large and small, as well as shipbuilding and mariners themselves. Our nation’s maritime world encompasses  much that lies within the land’s edge as well  as the oceans; the great rivers, the Great Lakes, the vast canals that link our coastal settlements to cities and inland industry, and, of course, seaports on the country’s edge that stand as gateways to our continent, East, Gulf and West coasts, Alaska and Hawaii.

      America is a trading nation and has been since its earliest days. Its oceans and waterways have provided security, commerce, wealth and communication throughout our history.

      In War: American merchant ships have been directly involved in maritime conflicts since the colonists first arrived; with pirates, privateers, the English, French and Spanish navies, before the Revolution and on to the World War II German and Japanese navies, and the current Middle East and Gulf War zones. This is little understood by the public. Until Desert Storm (Kuwait), troops and their equipment were necessarily carried by water transport.  Today, troops go by air, but 95% of the “logistics” (equipment, fuel, ammunition, food, supplies) goes by water.

       As important as waterborne transportation has been to this nation, it remains an under-heralded aspect of our history. This Project, through its research and publications, will address this critical shortcoming.

      THE AMERICAN MARITIME HISTORY PROJECT

      Who We Are

      The American Maritime History Project is an independent entity of knowledgeable persons working to expand understanding of our rich maritime history and its future. The Project operates from an office on the campus of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.


      Board of Directors

      Virgil R. Allen
      Vice President
      USN Memorial Foundation

      Charles Dana Gibson
      Maritime Historian, Author
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      Albert J. Herberger
      VADM, USN (Ret)
      Former Maritime Administrator (1993-1997)

      Captain Warren G. Leback
      Former Maritime Administrator

      Dr. Gary A. Lombardo
      Professor of Marine Transportation
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      Eliot H. Lumbard, Esq. (Chair)
      Attorney

      Dr. Warren F. Mazek
      Professor of Marine Transportation
      Former Academic Dean
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


      Ellsworth L. Peterson
      President, Peterson Builders, Inc. (Ret)

      Anthony P. Romano, Jr. (Treasurer)
      Marine Engineer
      Chair & CEO, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. (Ret)

      George J. Ryan
      President, Lake Carriers Association (Ret).

      Fred S. Sherman
      Maritime Consultant, Managing Partner
      Management & Transportation Associates, Inc.

      James H. Yocum
      Investment Advisor


      Advisory Board

      Peter A. Aron
      President
      Aron Charitable Foundation, Inc.

      Dr. George Billy (Secretary)
      Librarian
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      Frank O. Braynard
      Maritime Historian, Author, Lecturer
      Curator Emeritus, American Merchant
      Marine Museum, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Ret.)

      Dr. Jane P. Brickman
      Professor of History and Head of Humanities Dept.
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      Dr. Charles R. Cushing
      Naval Architect
      President, C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc.

      Jose Femenia
      Professor and Head of Engineering Dept.
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
      Past President, SNAME

      Donald W. Forster
      Marine Engineer

      Reginald M. Hayden, Jr., Esq.
      Maritime Attorney
      Former Chair, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Assoc., Inc.

      John Hightower (Ret.)
      Former President, Mariners’ Museum

      Edward V. Kelly (Ret.)
      Vice President, American Maritime Officers

      Robert H. Kiefer
      Engineer

      Guy E.C. Maitland, Esq.
      Managing Partner International Registries, Inc.

      Dr. Karen E. Markoe
      Chair, Dept. of Humanities
      The Maritime College
      State University of New York

      John Maxtone-Graham
      Maritime Historian, Author, Lecturer

      Lauren S. McCready
      RADM USMS (Ret)
      Former Prof. and Head of Engineering Dept.
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      Captain Arthur R. Moore
      Maritime Historian, Author

      Captain Charles M. Renick
      USMS (Ret)
      President Emeritus
      American Merchant Marine Museum
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      George R. Searle
      Past National President
      American MM Veterans (WWII)

      James T. Shirley, Jr., Esq.
      Maritime Attorney
      Former Chair, USMMA Alumni Assoc., Inc.

       Brian D. Starer, Esq.
      Maritime Attorney

       Joseph D. Stewart
      VADM, USMS
      Superintendent
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      Captain Eric Y.Wallischeck
      Assistant Superintendent for Planning, Assessment and Public Affairs
      U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

      Thomas Wilcox
      Director
      New England Genealogical Society
      Former President, Maine Maritime Museum


      History Informs the Future

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