National Maritime Day
Join the Ships of the Sea Museum in Savannah, Georgia, May 22nd as they celebrate National Maritime Day.
“In 1933, Congress declared National Maritime Day to commemorate the American steamship Savannah’s voyage from the United States to England, marking the first successful crossing of the Atlantic Ocean with steam propulsion,” states the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Dept. of Transportation.
Since the original settlers arrived by ships, the United States has been a seafaring nation built upon our ocean-going trade. The museum is open with free admission on Tuesday, May 22nd in honor of Maritime Day and the tradition that recognizes the men and women who dedicate their lives to the sea.
By Bob Arrington, Southern Boating May 2018