The Associates of the National Maritime Museum Library has a new name, Friends of the San Francisco Maritime Museum Library. We are a non-profit California corporation formally cooperating with the National Park Service to advance the J. Porter Shaw Library at the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. The work of the Friends is done by volunteers, and dues and donations serve to advance the Library. The organization welcomes as members those who are interested in maritime books, manuscripts, photos, oral histories and maritime lore in general.

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The San Francisco Maritime History Press

The Friends are now full-fledged publishers, having established the San Francisco Maritime History Press, and are pleased to offer our first publication, A Fleet to be Forgotten: The Wooden Freighters of World War I, by Karl Kortum Award-winning author Louis Hough (see review in Relative Bearings #15, p.3).

The Friends now have a Cafe Press store
with a selection of mugs and a tote bag with our logo on them.