Maritime History Journals and Magazines

This list is by no means exhaustive or comprehensive. Additional recommendations are welcome.

American Neptune
Peabody Essex Museum and Essex Institute
(Publication suspended.)

Newsletter of the Canadian Nautical Research Society

Chasse-Marée: Histoire et Ethnologie Maritime

Classic Boat: The Love of Traditional Craft

Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History
Australian Association for Maritime History

Inland Seas
Great Lakes Historical Society

International Journal of Maritime History
Journal of the International Maritime Economic History Association

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Nautical Archaeological Society

The Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (F.E.E.G.I.)

Journal for Maritime Research (e-journal)
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Log of Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea

Mains’l Haul: A Journal of Pacific Maritime History
San Diego Maritime Museum

Marine News
World Ship Society

Mariner’s Mirror
Society for Nautical Research

Naval History Magazine
U.S. Naval Institute

Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord
Canadian Nautical Research Society

Sea Breezes: The World Magazine of Ships and the Sea
Mannin Media Group, Ltd.

Sea History
National Maritime Historical Society

Ships Monthly Magazine
IPC Country & Leisure Media, Ltd.

Steamboat Bill
Steamship Historical Society of America

U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings
U.S. Naval Institute

Warships International Fleet Review
HPC Publishing

Warships Magazine
World Ship Society

WoodenBoat Magazine
WoodenBoat Publications, Inc.

For additional journals published in languages other than English, see Lars Bruzelius’s Maritime History Virtual Archives: Bibliography—Journals:


6 thoughts on “Maritime History Journals and Magazines

  1. Wow, I found this site way too late. This an excellent source of information in the field of maritime history. I’m glad I came across the website. Especially because I am fervently looking for some maps illustrating the 16-17th century English contacts with other nations at sea, predominantly with the French, Dutch, the Portuguese and the Spanish. Can you please refer me to the sites that contain such maps? I’ve been surfing the web but I could not find anything specific. I’d appreciate any help. My e-mail is over_the_moon(at) or I’ll keep checking here for the answer. Thanks in advance! U.W.

  2. Look at the map libraries. Osher at USM in Portland Maine, the John Carter Brown Library, Library of Congress, Canadian National Library but there are many more, too many to list.seabag

  3. Linc, you might want to note that some of these journals like American Neptune, Maritime Life and Traditions, The Log of Mystic Seaport have gone under.seabag

  4. Update on sshsa.orgThe Steamship Historical Society of America is celebrating its 75th year as the resource of maritime history. The society has re-designed and re-titled its official member magazine.Formerly titled "Steamboat Bill," the SSHSA magazine is now titled "PowerShips.""PowerShips" presents in-depth articles and columns about the history of engine powered vessels, published in full-color.The non-profit Steamship Historical Society of America is a vital resource for maritime history information and materials. The society's library collection contains more than 200,000 maritime photographic images and tens of thousands of periodicals, special reports, brochures, records and

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