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The Sea History Award of Appreciation is presented to individuals who regularly contribute exemplary features that have become a mainstay in Sea History. Volunteer and Service Appreciation Awards recognize peerless work for the Society.

NMHS Chairman Ronald Oswald presents Richard J. King with the Sea History Award of Appreciation for his regular feature, “Animals in Sea History,” found in the Sea History for Kids pages, and for working diligently to bring student-authored articles to Sea History.

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NMHS has also been honored to work in association with the Naval Historical Foundation, the National Coast Guard Museum Association, and The Nautical Research Guild to recognize achievements and contributions through a number of awards. This cooperation enhances the reach of the heritage community and contributes to greater awareness of the work of these organizations and those they honor.

Come one and all—You are all invited! Let’s celebrate five decades of NMHS award recipients!

2020 NMHS Annual Awards Dinner • 22 October Awards Dinner Chairman Christopher J. Culver, Honorary Chairman George W. Carmany III, NMHS Chairman Ronald L. Oswald and Program Chairman Walter R. Brown invite you to the inaugural (and perhaps one and only) virtual National Maritime Historical Society Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday evening, 22 October 2020, starting at 6pm. We will pay tribute to more than 200 award recipients, whose contributions to our maritime heritage have been invaluable and inspiring. Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr., 24th Commandant of the US Coast Guard, will pay tribute to NMHS Chairman Emeritus Howard Slotnick (1930–2020), who was a mainstay of the Society for half a century. What can you expect? Secrets? Fun and laughter? Interesting and new information? An update on the award recipients? Some snappy banter? Maybe. Beautiful outfits? Perhaps. A great meal and fine wine? This year, not so much, unless you’re doing the cooking! The evening event is free to attend, although we hope you will support it. We have sponsorships from a $1,000 Individual Sponsor to the $25,000 Marque Sponsor, all with recognition during the event, ranging from a listing in the credits to an online video salute. For information on how to sustain your Society by supporting this unique and lively event, or to make a reservation, please visit us at www.seahistory.org/AAD2020 or call (914) 737-7878 Ext. 235. Although the event is free to all, advance reservations are required and appreciated.

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2021 David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award We are pleased to give you a peek at the 2021 Annual Awards Dinner lineup, when we will honor the first couple to receive the David A. O’Neil Sheet Anchor Award. RADM Joseph F. Callo, USN (Ret.) and CAPT Sally McElwreath, USN (Ret.) have been extraordinary ambassadors for the Society, extending our outreach and enriching our prestige through our association with them. We have counted on Admiral Callo for advice, lectures, articles, and as an international liaison for the Society. CAPT McElwreath has been an involved and valuable trustee. They were the link that brought NMHS to the UK to represent the United States with the American Friends of the Royal Navy at events where we were introduced to HRH Princess Anne and Royal Navy dignitaries—a relationship across the pond we still maintain. As organizers of the New York Pickle Night, an annual event celebrating Lord Nelson’s victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, they have encouraged NMHS as active supporters, as well as inviting NMHS representation at many nautical events: Navy League Dinners, Fleet Week receptions, and naval commissioning ceremonies. They have furthered the outreach and importance of the Society in myriad ways for many years. It is our honor to have them accept this award. SEA HISTORY 172, AUTUMN 2020 13

Sea History 172 - Autumn 2020  

Pg. 10 NMHS Annual Awards Dinner—A Virtual Celebration! • Pg. 16 Freedom and Whaling on Nantucket, by Skip Finley • Pg. 22 Discovering Sea H...

Sea History 172 - Autumn 2020  

Pg. 10 NMHS Annual Awards Dinner—A Virtual Celebration! • Pg. 16 Freedom and Whaling on Nantucket, by Skip Finley • Pg. 22 Discovering Sea H...

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