Naval History and Maritime Archaeology Sites

As you might have noticed browsing Sailingahead.com, I am very interested in topics related to history. Be it the maritime legacy of small coastal communities or my local town, be it grand projects of underwater archaeology - I love it! There are sections in this directory where you can find out about Museums of Maritime History in the US and Canada, Great Britain and Ireland as well as other countries.

However, there are plenty of great websites around that deal with maritime history and are not concerned with any museum or academic institution. In this section of my directory, I would like to show you a collection of links I found particularly interesting or useful. If you know of any quality sites you would like to see included here, please don't hesitate to drop me a line about it!
 

Maritime History and Underwater Archaeology

http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Nautica.html
The Maritime History Virtual Archives

http://www.hnsa.org/index.htm
The Historic Naval Ships Association

http://home.gci.net/~alaskapi/success/index.htm
The Ship Sucess

http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nmfs/index.html
National Marine Fisheries Historic Image Collection

http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Shire/6423/Ships/index2.html?200625
Sailing Ships Archive

http://www.hhpl.on.ca/GreatLakes/
Maritime History of the Great Lakes

http://www.wright.edu/~william.lafferty/
William Lafferty's Lake Michigan Maritime Marginalia

http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Hall/6670/index.html
The Lower Saint Lawrence Maritime History

http://www.maritimehistory.org/
The Institute of Maritime History

http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/1492.exhibit/Intro.html
1492: An ongoing voyage; website to an exhibition at the Library of Congress, Washington DC

http://www.dmcsoft.com/tamh/
The Maritime History of Tayside in Scotland

http://www.mightyseas.co.uk/
Through Mighty Seas - Merchant Sailing Ships of the Northwest of England

http://www.telusplanet.net/public/albear1/thetilikum.html
The Tilikum - Circumnavigating the Globe 1901 - 1904

http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/heritage/ships_graveyards/
Ship Graveyards of South Australia

http://www.acuaonline.org/
Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology

http://www.captaincooksociety.com/
The Captain Cook Society

http://www.stvincent.ac.uk/Heritage/1797/
Website on the Battle of Cape St. Vincent in 1797

http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/hcgl/hcgl.html
Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

http://www.wmich.edu/history/maritime/
Great Lakes Center for Maritime Studies

http://www.international.icomos.org/under_e.htm
Underwater Cultural Heritage

http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/history/
NEFSC Fisheries Historical Page

http://nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/csdl/ctp/abstract.htm
Office of Coast Survey - Historical Map and Chart Collection

http://www.port.nmm.ac.uk/ROADS/subject-listing/arch.html
Port - Maritime Information Gateway by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich

http://www.nps.gov/safr/
San Francisco Maritime Historical Park

http://www.cronab.demon.co.uk/marit.htm
Private Website on Maritime History

http://www.kolumbus.fi/jamikko/Suuret%20purjelaivat.htm
Finish Windjammer Bibliography

http://www.mun.ca/mha/
The Maritime History Archive

http://www.hazegray.org/
Haze Gray and Underway - Naval History and Photography

http://www.navalhistory.dk/
Fladens Historie - Danish Naval History

http://www.neva.ru/EXPO96/contents.html
Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Russian Navy

http://www.sailingwarships.com/
Private Website on Sailing Warships

http://www.naut-res-guild.org/
Nautical Research Guild

http://www.mnh.uconn.edu/underwater/index.html
Connecticut Underwater Archaeology

http://www.culture.gouv.fr/culture/archeosm/en/
A very fancy website on Underwater Archaeology

http://www.yachtsportarchiv.de/
Yachtsport Archiv - in German

http://www.tugboatluna.org/
The Luna Preservation Society

http://www.es-conseil.fr/pramona/p1mm.htm
L'Encyclopédie des Messageries Maritimes

http://www.pophaus.com/underwater/
A Guide to Underwater Archeology Resources online

http://pamir.chez-alice.fr/Indexm.htm
On the German ship Pamir - in German, French and English

http://www.liberty-ship.com/
Project Liberty Ship

http://www.mailbag.com/users/wuaa/
Wisconsin Underwater Archaeology Association

http://www.hwtma.org.uk/
Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology

http://www.abc.se/~m10354/uwa/
Nordic Underwater Archaeology

http://people.maine.com/lights/lssha.htm
The U.S. Life-Saving Service Heritage Association

http://www.unterwasserarchaeologie.de/
Underwater Archaeology in Germany (German)

http://www.sshsa.org/index.html
The Steamship Historical Association of America

http://worldshipsociety.org/
The World Ship Society - established in 1946

http://www.archives.gov/index.html
The US National Archives have vast collections of historical documents on maritime issues

http://www.marineart.com/index.shtml
The Marine Art Information Center

 

Further Reading

Back to "directory"

History of Sailing Part I and Part II

Naval Paintings by J. M. W. Turner

Maritime Museums in the US and Canada, Britian and Ireland, Other Countries

 

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