Sound a salute for National Maritime Day

The Steamboat Era Museum will celebrate National Maritime Day on Saturday, May 22. This little-known national observance commemorates the first steamboat to cross the Atlantic, the Savanah.

At 1 p.m., all ships are urged to sound a Master’s Salute simultaneously. The salute consists of three long blasts (:05 each) followed by two short blasts (:02 each), said executive director Steve Humphrey.

Everyone is invited to the Steamboat Era Museum’s celebration of National Maritime Day. At 1 p.m., the museum’s steamboat whistle will sound….

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