Why is it so hard to save our maritime heritage?

The news I dreaded for years arrived this week. The 1935 Kalakala, the only art-deco ferry ever built, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is headed for the breakers. Its death was slow, painful, and probably inevitable. It’s passing should not be a surprise. I listed it as endangered in 2011 and 2012 … More Why is it so hard to save our maritime heritage?

2011 Most Endangered Historic Ships

Enjoy books on Pacific Northwest maritime history and maritime history travel guides. New climate fiction: Carbon Run | City of Ice and Dreams | Restoration America’s most endangered historic ships often go unnoticed. They rot at an inaccessible industrial pier, sit idle in a marina’s back lot, or float nobly with a hidden cancer below the … More 2011 Most Endangered Historic Ships

2012 Most Endangered Historic Ships

Enjoy books on Pacific Northwest maritime history and maritime history travel guides. New climate fiction: Carbon Run | City of Ice and Dreams | Restoration We are slowly losing the patrimony of America’s maritime history. Of the 686 historic ships and boats listed in the Fyddeye Guide to America’s Maritime History, most are suffering from the … More 2012 Most Endangered Historic Ships