Maritime Heritage Program
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Maritime-Related National Parks
The United States' long maritime heritage is found along oceans, rivers, lakes, and manmade waterways. Ships, lighthouses, life-saving stations, coastal fortifications, canals, and other physical resources are important parts of this history and heritage, as are the diverse arts, trades, cultures, and societies that developed along American waterways. Within the national park system, maritime history and heritage can be explored in many ways, ranging from New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park in Massachusetts to Kaloko-Honokōhau National Park in Hawaii, and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail, which passes through eleven states on its route from Illinois to Oregon.
Click on a highlighed state on the map or the list below to find national park units that represent America's maritime history.
|Workers at the Kaiser Shipyards in Richmond, CA, during World War II.
Photo from Rosie the Riveter
WWII Home Front National Historical Park via Flickr.
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