| Since 1941, when Samuel Eliot Morison and Walter
Muir Whitehill were among its founders, The American Neptune
has been America's premier maritime journal.
The journal's articles, written with clarity and scholarly substance, are of interest to all who enjoy accounts of ships, the seas, and those who've sailed them - for mercantile gain, defending their nation's interest, or the love of voyaging and exploration. They cover a wide range of subject matter (objects, people, events), geographical areas (international as well as American) and eras (millenia ago through today) and are for scholars, professionals and enthusiasts.
The American Neptune is handsomely
printed, well illustrated and has full-color photographic reproductions
of distinctive maritime entities on its covers.
The journal was issued as a quarterly (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall) until the Winter issue of 2002. A survey of sample issues appears on the following pages.
A sample article from an issue of the journal can be read/printed from the following pages.
Protractor, American 1853, cardboard, 6 " diameter, used by students in
William Levitt's Salem navigation school.
Collection of the Peabody Essex Museum.
Last updated May 1, 2012