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Tall Ships America's annual conference w ill take place on 9-10 February 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts, at the Boston Seaport H otel. The two-day con fe rence will be p receded by the Sa fety U nder Sail Forum, the Educators and Administrators Forum, and the Host Ports Seminar on 8 February. The theme for this yea r's conference is: "The Way of a Ship: Linking Our History, H eritage and Future." Tall Ships America inv ites members of the N ational M a ritime Historical Society and all who are interes ted in maritime heritage, sail training, tall ships (both historic and replica vessels), and education-under-sail programs to attend. M ee t sail trainers from around No rth America and the world. Discuss issues releva nt ro the m aritime h eritage community with preeminent subj ect-m atter experts of our time. NMH S trustee a nd ch air of the Sea H istory Edito rial Advi sory Board, Timothy ]. Runya n, PhD, wi ll be a featured speaker. Dr. Runya n also serves as chairman o f the N ational Maritime Alliance and is a longtime advocate for m aritime heritage preservation and education on Capitol Hill. A dist in guished historian, Dr. Runya n is foremost an educator and mentor, h aving taught maritime history and related topics for 25 yea rs at C leveland State University and for nine yea rs as di rector of the graduate program in M aritime Hi story and Nautical A rch aeology at Eas t Carolina Un iversity.

Boston is an official port ofthe 2 017 Tall Ships Challenge Series, which will welcome an international fleet ofsailing ships as part ofthe Rendez-Vous 2 017 Tall Ships Regatta . For other port cities participating in next summer's Tall Ships Challenge Series, visit the Tall Ships America website at www.sailtraining.org. SEA HISTORY 156, AUTUMN 2016

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Sea History 156 - Autumn 2016  

10 The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2016, 16 Peking is Homeward Bound, by Bill Bleyer • 20 John A. Dahlgren-...

Sea History 156 - Autumn 2016  

10 The National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner, 2016, 16 Peking is Homeward Bound, by Bill Bleyer • 20 John A. Dahlgren-...

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