2018 National Maritime Day

Dates and Location

National Maritime Day

Each year on May 22 our country celebrates National Maritime Day.

The United States has always been and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the U.S. Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country’s foundation of prosperity and security. They power the world’s largest economy and strengthen our ties with trading partners around the world, all while supporting our military forces by shipping troops and supplies wherever they need to go.

Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country’s most important industries. This year, ceremonies and celebrations throughout the country will recognized Maritime Day and the people our maritime nation depends on.

Here in Washington, DC, our national ceremony details are as follows:

Tuesday 22 May, 2018 

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

U.S. Department of Transportation

200 New Jersey Ave. SE Washington D.C. 20590                                                                             

Admittance to the event is by RSVP only and seating is limited, so please RSVP early at MaritimeDay@dot.gov but no later than May 15, 2018.


Please consider the use of public transportation for this event.