Welcome aboard! We are the Massachusetts Bay Council of the Navy League
of the United States.
The Navy League of the United States was founded in 1902 with the
encouragement of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy League is
unique among military-oriented associations in that it is a civilian
organization dedicated to the education of our citizens, including our
elected officials, and the support of the men and women of the sea services
and their families. Further
information may be obtained by visiting the web site
The Massachusetts Bay Council, as
chartered by the Navy League of the U.S., is a non-profit, educational,
501.c.3 organization with roots back to 1955; With over 1100 members and
not charging any local dues, we support our Sea Services in many ways. We
make many awards to Navy, Coast Guard and Marine personnel, as well as NROTC
and JROTC units in eastern Massachusetts, sponsor nine Sea and League Cadet
units, sponsor a Maritime Symposium for college students, raise funds for
the Marine Toys for Tots program, and much more.
We sponsored commissioning of
USS SAMPSON (DDG 102) November 3rd and we sponsored commissioning of
USS PREBLE (DDG 88) in Boston in 2002;
and previously, USS RAMAGE, USS BUNKER HILL and USS SAMUEL ELIOT
MORISON; as well as assisting the Coast Guard with several commissionings.
We also promulgate a Directory of Sea Service Commands and Related
Organizations each year, a much used information source.
Last year, we had several Navy ship tours and,
during OPSAIL 2012, provided Liaison Officers to the tall ships and Pier Guides to assist the public and the vessels.
For 2011, we are proud to report that this website won 1st place Mackie Award for Large Councils and our newsletter, THE BOSUN'S PIPE
was Runner Up for the Mackie Award for newsletters.
RECENT EVENTS: Saturday, 2 November 2013 Navy Birthday (belated) and Annual Meeting was held at which officers and directors were elected for 2014.
Congressman Stephen Lynch attended and spoke of his travels and support of our military. LCDR Eric Coop, USN, Executive Officer, USS Constitution, addressed the gathering on "Pirates, Past and Present".
On Saturday, 7 December, we sponsored and enjoyed the Sea Services Ball at the Coast Guard All Hands Club; and on Sunday, 8 December, we gathered for the Toys for Tots Brunch in the Commandant's House, Boston Navy Yard. A check for $3,400 was presented to the Marines attending for that benefit.
Several hundred dollars of toys and games were also donated.