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PEM Art Exhibit: ‘In American Waters’

In American Waters exhibit

From May 29 to October 3, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts, will feature “In American Waters,” a painting exhibition that reframes and expands our understanding of American culture and environment by looking at the sea. For over 200 years, American artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea. The exhibition features

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Virtual Event Tomorrow: Tuskegee Airmen and US Maritime Heritage

Visit Blue Beacon’s Facebook page on Wednesday, February 17, for a discussion on the 80th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen, in partnership with Diving With a Purpose and the Detroit Historical Society. A panel of experts, including members of the groundbreaking unit, will discuss the Tuskegee Airmen’s fight for equality, efforts to honor their service, and the importance of ensuring

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SS United States Conservancy Pays Respect to Philanthropist Gerry Lenfest

Susan Gibbs, executive director of the SS United States Conservancy, the owner and caretaker of America’s Flagship, the SS United States, has released a statement on the passing of Gerry Lenfest, one of the nation’s foremost philanthropists. In 2011 Lenfest donated the funds necessary to prevent the scrapping of the iconic SS United States, allowing the nonprofit organization to purchase

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