Many popular magazines and scholarly journals are important presenters of maritime history. While many of these have not archived their back issues on the Internet, their websites typically list a comprehensive table of contents and are excellent sources for individual profiles, design histories, construction methods, and historical descriptions and analyses. Those listed here are among the most familiar published in English and French.
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Twice per month the Ocean Policy Research Foundation of Japan publishes The "Ship & Ocean Newsletter" to provide people of diverse viewpoints and backgrounds with a forum for discussion and to contribute to the formulation of maritime policies conducive to coexistence between mankind and the ocean. "Ship & Ocean" contains English-language versions of papers from the Japanese newsletter edition.
Ocean is a quarterly magazine (winter, spring, summer, and fall) in print about all things related to the world ocean. They publish articles, stories, essays, poems, and photography to celebrate and protect the ocean. The magazine is an eclectic blend of the informative and educational, personal, the spiritual and the sensual. Subscribe today.
The overall mission of the Digital Library is to collect, preserve and make accessible maritime resources from a variety of different institutions, in electronic format, thereby promoting maritime cultural heritage scholarship.
The International Journal of Maritime History is a fully-refereed publication for researchers concerned with the economic and social history of the merchant marines, shipbuilding, fishing, ports, trade and maritime societies. (By subscription, full index and recent tables of contents available online)
This excellent maritime history journal has suspended publication; copies are not available online, but sample issues are at the website and it is held by many libraries. Selected articles were published in Thirty Years of the American Neptune, edited by Ernest S. Dodge (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1972)
Britain's monthly traditional classic boating magazine available in print and by digital edition.
Chasse Maree (in French)
Chasse Marée aims to revitalize a true maritime culture by focusing on all aspects of coastal life and tradition, past and present: commerce, fisheries, pleasure boating, life alongshore, everyday life of mariners, historic events, work at sea, boatbuilding, and naval architecture.
A magazine for wooden boat owners, builders, and designers. Historical articles often featured; website offers related books and publications, products and event listings, discussion groups, blogs, and even short films.
Sea History is a journal of advocacy and education, covering the world of maritime museums, sail training, art, literature, lore, and learning of the sea with a national focus and an international scope. Sea History Magazine is published quarterly by the National Maritime Historical Society and carries stories on ships and the sea both past and present.
Maritime Life and Traditions
(out of print)
A quarterly publication dedicated to marine culture, ships, yachts, boats, sailing, history, art, industries, fishing, crafts, news, events, and festivals. Published 1998-spring 2007; Issues #1-34 available through the WoodenBoat Store (http://www.woodenboatstore.com/) under Back Issues.