Spent two wonderful days at the Naval Academy attending the McMullen Naval History Symposium this week. Great seeing so many people who encouraged me to keep going on Maury – Bill Still, Bill Dudley and Bob Browning. Found the Reconsidering Maury session exceptional (what would you expect in my case). Had the opportunity after it to meet Helen Rozwadowski, whose Fathoming the Ocean was immensely useful in my research. Also enjoyed Dave Winkler’s session on the Centennial of the Navy Reserve, and the session on Maritime Law in the early Republic and Civil War.