Maritime TravelerExploring the course of maritime nations through travel, art, culture, environment, heritage, and work.

Where will you go next?

Welcome to the Maritime Heritage Traveler. Here we hope to inspire and excite you in reconsidering your travel choices by exploring your relation to water and trade and how its shaped the world around us.

About me

Sam Shogren Attending the Council of American Maritime Museums Meeting in LA

Archaeologist, Photographer, Museum Director, Writer, Historian. Chair - Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council. Board Member - Traditional Small Craft Assoc.

There are many things I have been and done over the years. Yet there is always one unifying theme in my life: Water.

This site is dedicated to sharing my travels as a keeper of the past who is always looking to the future.

My hope is that you enjoy the stories, photos and things I have learned along the way and that you come to appreciate travel with a theme as I have.

Here you'll find me sharing both my own experiences and observations - while also sharing ideas and places I hope to explore in the future.

Perhaps these tales will help you approach your future travels with a new eye and perspective on what's possible, and revisit old destinations with a new purpose seeking new experiences.


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Where I’ve been

Things I Have Done and Seen

  • 4500 ,+ Sailing Miles
  • 54 + Museums Visited
  • 5 Counties Visited
  • 50 States & Provinces Visited
  • 90 + Work Waterfronts Visited