Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society Programs
The Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society serves the public in three primary ways:
The Sea Chest Journal
Quarterly production of The Sea Chest, the journal of Pacific Northwest maritime history. Approximately 700 copies are sent to libraries and members of the society worldwide, with the primary audience within the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Canada and California. The readership is generally age 40+.
Research services in our maritime research center within the Museum of History and Industry's Resource Center.. Inquires are handled in person, over the phone or by email. Approximately 85% of our research requests are from people beyond Seattle, Washington and come to us via email. Of the 85%, about 10% are from people residing in Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
Loans of artifacts for exhibitions to other maritime and history museums throughout the Pacific Northwest and a collborative maritime gallery within the Museum of History and Industry.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
We relocated our entire collection and maritime research center operations in 2012. As a partner with the Museum of History and Industry, we opened the McCurdy Family Maritime Gallery at MOHAI at Lake Union Park. Our greatest need is funding to expand the hours of our ¼ time registrar/membership manager.Funding to bring the registrar/membership position up to part time would greatly enhance our ability to improve the content and accuracy of our database and to work on enhancing access to our collections.