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Historic American Engineering Record Surveys

The Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) established the Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) program in 1969 to document historic sites and structures, which includes ships. The HAER program is distinct from NPS‘s Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) program, and since its inception has highlighted historic examples of industrial design.

The Maritime Administration has worked with NPS’s HAER program to document historic vessels prior to their disposal. NPS has completed the following HAER surveys for the Maritime Administration: