Category Archives: Nautical History

1820′s, 24 Star American Ships Flag – A Grand Signal of our National Presence

Pictured here we have an exceptionally rare and original, 1820′s large size, Hand Sewn 24 Star American Flag. The Flag came to us without information on its origin,  but we know that the 24 Star Flag was in use from … Continue reading

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WALNUTTS NEEDS YOUR HELP: An Early American Prank, Information Needed About a Ship’s Passport from Marblehead, Mass, Signed by Pres. Fillmore and “Mac”

The “Mediterranean Passport” (more commonly referred to as a “Ship’s Passport”) was a document issued by the United States Government from 1795 through the mid-19th century to American Ships leaving port and headed to Europe or Africa. The document identified … Continue reading

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