I am delighted to announce that my good friend and MaritimeMatters Co-Editor, ocean liner journalist, owner of Midshipcentury.com and ship blogger extraordinare — Peter Knego — has been awarded the Samuel Ward Stanton Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America.
“Peter Knego is recognized as the recipient of the Samuel Ward Stanton award for his contributions to the mission and objectives of SSHSA. Peter has spent 30 years in research, analysis, and documentation of modern and classic passenger liners. He has added considerably to the available historical knowledge of the ocean liner by focusing attention on interior decorations of the passenger ship. Through still and video photography, Peter has catalogued the shipboard works of artisans, including sculptures, painters, furniture makers, artists and interior designers. Peter has personally recovered and documented hundreds of artifacts in his visits to India and other sites of ship breaking. Peter is also a well-known cruise and maritime writer and contributes to numerous consumer and industry publications around the world as well as helming two popular blogs, “Sea Treks” and “Decked!”, which can be on MaritimeMatters.
MARTIN COX - Founder and publisher of MaritimeMatters, inspired by maritime culture and technology growing up in the port of Southampton. He works as a photographer in Los Angeles, and his works has been exhibited in LA, San Francisco, New York, London and Iceland. Martin is the co-writer of the book “Hollywood to Honolulu; the story of the Los Angeles Steamship Company” published by the Steam Ship Historical Society of America. The Los Angeles Maritime Museum has commissioned artworks and collected his photographs.