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New Norman Rockwell Museum Exhibit to Highlight SS United States

Norman Rockwell Finding Home exhibit

Depicting poignant stories of immigrating to America, the new exhibit “Finding Home: Four Artists’ Journeys” at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, showcases the journeys and rich family narratives of four renowned artists. For famed author-illustrator David Macaulay, that journey included a transatlantic voyage on board America’s Flagship, the SS United States. That trip, chronicled in his new book, “Crossing on Time:

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Neptune’s Laboratory: Fantasy, Fear, and Science at Sea

Neptunes Laboratory slide

A eyewitness to profound change affecting marine environments on the Newfoundland coast, Antony Adler argues that the history of our relationship with the ocean lies as much in what we imagine as in what we discover. We have long been fascinated with the oceans, seeking “to pierce the profundity” of their depths. In studying the history of marine science, we

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First Hybrid-Powered Cruise Ship Traverses NW Passage

Roald Amundsen

Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history by being the first battery-hybrid-powered ship to traverse the legendary Northwest Passage. As it arrived in Nome, Alaska, during the evening of September 10, Captain Kai Albrigtsen made a monumental entry in the ship’s logbook: The first complete passage of the more than 3,000 nautical

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Virtual Archaeology Museum Offers Detailed Models of Historic Shipwrecks

The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) opened a Virtual Archaeology Museum that displays video, detailed 3D models and mosaic maps of shipwrecks from the 19th and 20th centuries. Discovered by BOEM in the course of underwater research and oil and gas exploration, these shipwrecks are important submerged cultural resources that provide a unique window into

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