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Museum Receives Maritime Heritage Grant From US Park Service

i Sep 7th No Comments by

The National Park Service has awarded the Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum a Maritime Heritage Grant of $40,000 to create an interpretive master plan for the historic harbor tug ANGELS GATE. Built in 1944, ANGELS GATE currently operates on a limited sailing schedule. The grant will be used to create opportunities for the public to enjoy dockside tours.

Tugboat ANGELS GATE touring Los Angeles Harbor

Tugboat ANGELS GATE touring Los Angeles Harbor

“Although visitors take a great interest in ANGELS GATE, until now, very few have had the chance to board this historic tugboat” said Marifrances Trivelli, Director of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. “The Museum is grateful for the grant opportunity that will help educate visitors about the tug and harbor history in memorable ways.”

Overall the Park Service awarded more than $1.7 million for 27 maritime heritage grants across 13 states and the District of Columbia. The Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum was one of only five institutions in California to receive funding.

The grants were awarded for projects that teach about and preserve sites and objects related to our nation’s maritime history.

“Protecting our nation’s maritime history is an important part of the National Park Service’s mission to share America’s story. These grants will support efforts to conserve important parts of our maritime history and educate students of all ages,” said Acting National Park Service Director Michael T. Reynolds.

For more information about the grants and the Maritime Heritage Program, visit

Used Books in the Sea Chest Gift Shop

i Apr 9th No Comments by
Used Books for Sale

Books on Sale

Shopping for pre-owned maritime history books? Check here monthly for updates on new additions to our Used Book Shelves. The Sea Chest Gift Shop sells duplicates from the Library which are in good to very good condition. See the label for each book and a description below the images. Come into the Shop Tuesday through Sunday during Museum Open Hours or fill out your request to the Sea Chest Gift Shop using our online request form.


American Caesar Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 by William Manchester. $20.00

American Naval History by Jack Sweetman. $25.00

Anti-Submarine Warfare by J.R. Hill. $15.00

Boat Building with Plywood by Glen L. Witt. $10.00

The Decorative Arts of the Mariner by Gervis Frere-Cook. $60.00

Disaster Log of Ships by Jim Gibbs. $25.00

The 32-Gun Frigate Essex by Portia Takakjian $48.00

International Register of Historic Ships by Norman Brouwer. Second edition. $26.00

Monsoon Seas by Alan Villiers $32.00

The National Watercraft Collection by Howard I. Chapelle. $35.00

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea by Peter Kemp $47.00

A Panorama of Gaff Rig by John Leather and Roger M. Smith. $15.00

Patrick O’Brian’s Navy. $45.00

Sailing All Seas in the Idle Hour by Dwight Long $17.00

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder $21.00

Sons of Sinbad by Alan Villiers $13.00

Supership by Noel Mostert $22.00

The Sway of the Grand Saloon by John Malcolm Brinnin $43.00

Souvenir program 1997-98. The Whitbread. Round the World Race for the Volvo Trophy. $5.00

U.S. Warships of World War I by Paul Silverstone. $35.00


If you’d like to purchase any of the above books, fill out your request to the Sea Chest Gift Shop using our online request form.