Set Sail

Humans have long stood at the ocean’s edge, questioning what wonders lie across the water. They set sail for riches, knowledge, power, and war. From shipyards to shipwrecks, the National Park Service preserves stories of trade, exploration, and warfare along our coasts. Go deep and discover the maritime.

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Last updated: July 18, 2017