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"Maritime Heritage is the History of Human Involvement with the Ocean and Coastal Lands and Waters..."

Maritime heritage is the history of human involvement with the ocean and coastal lands and waters. It includes the history of ships, seafaring, marine transportation, navies, ports and communities, immigration, tourism, traditional maritime practices and trades, fishing, the marine environment, lighthouses, submerged cultural resources, museums and educational organizations, the arts, literature, law and history of human involvement with the sea. Mastering the sea has resulted in: the greatest migration of human populations in history and created a global commerce that drove the industrialization that changed the face of cultures everywhere. The world today is a legacy of our Maritime Heritage.