Statue of Lewis Temple, who invented the
"toggle iron" and revolutionized the 19th-century
whaling industry, in New Bedford, MA.
Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Our list of publications provides guidance about recording and documenting historic ships and aids to navigation; laws, treatment standards, and compliance for any maritime resource; and submerged cultural resources.
Learners of all ages can enrich their understanding of U.S. history through maritime heritage and history. We have created a list of maritime-related lesson plans created by the Teaching with Historic Places Program. These lesson plans are geared toward K-12 students.