We seek to preserve world maritime heritage with a focus on the waters surrounding Sitka, Alaska, and to continue this living tradition through educational programs for the public and especially youth.
For almost two decades, we have developed our educational mission by collecting photographs, organizing maritime lectures and hands-on workshops. Our pub talks and lively annual meetings provide a platform for mariners and enthusiasts to gather together, share their experience, and spread knowledge.
Our main focus has been the rehabilitation and adaptive re-use of the WWII Japonski Island Boathouse for use as a maritime heritage center for the community. By celebrating our maritime heritage, we promote pride in our Sitka way of life. We impart the maritime knowledge necessary to live that way of life well into the future.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Your Pick.Click.Give. donation helps to keep our mission going. As a small, local nonprofit our sustainability largely depends on the support of our donors, which is why we are so grateful for contributions of any amount. Pick.Click.Give. donations help us to cover some of the core costs of operating SMHS, allowing us to continue our work, preserving and sharing Sitka’s maritime heritage.