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    Senators Alexander and Feinstein on Energy and Water

    Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Diane Feinstein (D-CA), chair and ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, introduced an energy and…

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    RMS Queen Mary

    John Thomas gave a tour of the RMS Queen Mary, a 1930s luxury passenger ship, and talked about its history. The ship was in service for thirty-one years and was converted to a troop…

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    Industrialist Henry Kaiser

    Lincoln Cushing shared the history of and highlighted items from Kaiser Permanente’s Henry J. Kaiser Collection and Archives. During World War II, Henry Kaiser ran several…

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    Port of Oakland

    Marilyn Sandifur talked about the history of shipping in Oakland, California. The city’s geographical location made it ideal for shipping, but the development of containerization…

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    Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates

    Brian Kilmeade talked about his book Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates, which he co-wrote with Don Yaeger. In the book, the authors examine President Thomas Jefferson’s…

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    Book Discussion on Pacific

    Simon Winchester talked about his book Pacific: Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision of the World’s…

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    Erie Canal Museum

    Dan Ward gave a tour of the Erie Canal Museum and showed some of the museum’s collection of canal-related artifacts, including the only existing weigh lock building in the U.S., and…

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    U.S. Port Safety

    Security, transportation, and logistics industry professionals testified at a hearing on U.S. port security in response to a revelation by the Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of…

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    Erie Canal and Buffalo, New York

    Tom Dee talked about the history of the Erie Canal and its impact on the city of Buffalo, New York. The construction of the Erie Canal in 1925 etabilshed an all-water passage from the…

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    Q&A with Robert Kurson

    Robert Kurson talked about his book, Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, about the search for the Golden Fleece, which was sunk off the coast of…

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    Augusta Canal and Old Confederate Powder Works

    Julie Boone talked about the history of the Augusta Canal and explained why it was chartered in 1845. Rebecca Rogers talked about the Old Confederate Powder Works, which was built during…

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    Shipwreck of the SS Eastland

    Michael McCarthy talked about the July 1915 capsizing of the SS Eastland in the Chicago River. 844 people died in the tragedy, including 22 entire families. Mr. McCarthy,…

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    Book Discussion on Florida's Big Dig

    William Crawford talked about his book, Florida’s Big Dig: The Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, about the history and development of Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway. The…

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    RMS Lusitania Departing New York City on Final Voyage

    This silent newsreel film from 1915 shows passengers boarding the RMS Lusitania, which was sunk by a German U-Boat six days later off the coast of Ireland.

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    The Sinking of the Lusitania

    In this 1918 animated film, animation pioneer Winsor McCay painstakingly recreated the May 7, 1915, German attack on RMS Lusitania. The longest animated movie ever made at the time,…

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    Centennial of Lusitania Sinking

    Panelists examined the wartime role of the sinking of the Lusitania, the worldwide reaction to the tragedy, and its impact on American public opinion about the war. On May 7, 1915, the RMS…

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    Book Discussion on Dead Wake

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German U-boat in 1915 and the influence of the event on…

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    Q&A with Erik Larson

    Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the state of world politics surrounding the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania. He spoke about the…

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    Chesapeake and Ohio Canal History

    Cassandra Sohyda toured and talked about the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. During the course of a boat ride through one of the few remaining…

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    Port of Galveston

    Dwayne Jones talked about the history of the Port of Galveston, Texas. The port was one of the busiest in the country, exporting commodities such as cotton, cattle, and rice, and also…

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