Museum Blogs

  • Anniversary of the 1775 Battle of Hampton
    Today marks the anniversary of the Battle of Hampton, the first battle of the Revolutionary War to occur south of Massachusetts. The battle occurred thanks to a hurricane on September 2, 1775 which led to a squabble between Captain Matthew Squire of the HMS Otter and the residents of Hampton. Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 26 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • SS Mosel and insurance fraud
    On December 11, 1875 a horrible explosion occurred at the dock in Bremerhaven, Germany, leaving over 80 people dead and many more maimed and injured.  The story of how this came to be starts with a man named Alexander Keith, Jr., also known by the alias William King Thomas. Alexander Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 24 2017By Rachel Conley
  • October 21st–A Magnet for Naval Battles!
    October 21st seems to have been a magnet for naval battles and important events in naval history. The most important was probably the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar in which a combined fleet of thirty-three French and Spanish ships were pretty much wiped out by a British fleet of twenty-seven ships Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 21 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • “A Sport for men–real men”
    I have a new hero—Thomas Fleming Day—the editor of The Rudder magazine in the early 20th century. He was a real character and someone who was certainly not afraid to say exactly what was on his mind!  I discovered Mr. Day while researching the history of the Lipton Cup, a Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 10 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor
  • You never know what you’ll find in our collection…
    If you are going to be in our area you should visit the new American Revolution Museum at Yorktown (ARMY) which is getting rave reviews! While there you’ll have to make sure to check out Mariners’ contribution to the exhibition—a pencil…yes, that’s what I said…a pencil…but it’s a FREAKING AWESOME Read more
    In blog Museum Blogson Oct 1 2017By Jeanne Willoz-Egnor