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In addition, Library staff can provide reference and research services on the limited number of collections accessible for consultation.The Special Collections area of The Mariners’ Museum Library collects manuscripts, maps and charts, and log books and journals on the history of humankind’s relationship to the sea and its tributaries.Discover the largest inlet in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the eastern United States.Find information on the history, settlement, exploration, culture, art, customs, commerce, recreation, navigation and seafaring life of the ports of Hampton Roads, of the Virginia portions of the Bay and of its tributaries.Become engaged in the development, growth, technological advances, and use of naval power.This material is international in scope, with an emphasis on North American and European navies and ranges from ancient eras to recent conflicts.
View selected passenger lists and indexes, as well as books on immigrant ships, early trans-Atlantic migrations, and immigration law.Explore traditions and myths surrounding fishing rituals, crossing-the-line ceremonies, the lost city of Atlantis, sea monsters and tattoos.Survey maritime art including paintings, jewelry, printing, textiles, object d’art, scrimshaw, ship models, photographs, drawings, sculpture, rope work, knot work, furniture, figureheads, porcelain, pottery, folk art, woodcarving.Examine photographs of lighthouses, lighthouse keepers, lifeboats and the US Lifesaving Service.
Study international harbors, port authorities, marine terminals, and major trade routes.
Huntington, is to provide a research center for students, writers, scientists, and others pursuing various lines of maritime investigation.