Sitka Maritime Heritage Society's mission is 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. One of our major goals is to restore the Japonski Island Boathouse, creating an active boat repair facility and center for maritime heritage and education.
How Pick.Click.Give. makes a difference
Pick. Click. Give will strengthen the society's connection with people all across Alaska and help us to raise funds for rehabilitation of Japonski Island Boathouse, a WWII facility designated as a Historic Landmark, as well as for other programs. Current initiatives include presenting and preserving maritime oral histories of the Sitka area, documenting maritime history of southeast Alaska, offering public tours, events, classes and workshops.