Maritime Administration History Program

The Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) History Program is responsible for historical documentation and for the preservation and interpretation of its heritage assets to promote an understanding and appreciation of America’s merchant marine and maritime past. Additionally, the History Program is responsible for MARAD’s compliance with Federal laws and regulations applying to historic preservation.

Below, you can learn more about:

The Maritime Administration: A Short History

Vessels of the Maritime Administration

National Register Eligibility Assessments for Vessels

The Gallant Ship Award

Maritime Administration Artifact Program

National Register Nominations and Character Defining Features Report for the United States Merchant Marine Academy

The National Maritime Heritage Grant Program

Historical Documents and Resources







Questions? Comments? Contact the MARAD History Program.