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Ships of the Sea 200th Anniversary Celebration

22mayShips of the Sea 200th Anniversary Celebration

Event Details

Join us for the 200th anniversary of the SS Savannah’s historic trans-Atlantic crossing – the world’s first oceanic voyage under steam! In recognition of this achievement, National Maritime Day was established in 1933 on May 22.

On this Maritime Day, Ships of the Sea will celebrate Savannah’s 200th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony provided by the Propeller Club. The evening will also include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Band, complimentary hors d’oeuvres, and celebratory beverages.

This singular event will be located in the North Garden Assembly Room decorated in the fashion of the 1819 William Jay pavilion built in Johnson Square for President Monroe’s visit to survey the steamship.

Admission is free.


(Wednesday) 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum

41 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Savannah, GA