2019 Lecture Series
The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online (click here
) or at the door the day of the event.
The 2018 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine
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, and Gowrie Group
Reception begins at 6:00pm
Lecture begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $15 for Members and $20 for Non-Members
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January 17th, 2019: "From 1 to 18,006: Highlights from the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Digitization Project at the MIT Museum"
Presented by Evelyn Ansel
Over the past two and a half years, the collections team at the MIT Museum has been working to digitize the entirety of the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff collection. The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff holdings consist of more than 17,000 artifacts from the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. These original plans, drawings, notebooks and correspondence date from the 1870s through the 1940s and represent the full breadth of HMCo.’s output during its years of operation. The material is in the process of being published through the museum’s new digital portal on their website to support the recently opened Herreshoff exhibit.
Many interesting and previously unpublished plans came to light over the course of the digitization project. In her lecture, digitization team member Evelyn Ansel will give a basic collection overview and share some of the familiar, iconic and expected alongside some of the more unusual highlights - from swimming pools to dust collection systems, architectural plans to folding canvas duck boats, and beer barrels to bicycles - all examples of the impressive span of HMCo.'s capabilities as a vertically integrated manufacturing plant.
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May 16, 2019
Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats. Celebrating the 100th Anniversary 1919-2019
By Alan Silken, photography by Cory Silken.
Lifelong sailors, Alan and his son Cory have been always been passionate about the sea. In 2005, the duo joined the classic racing circuit by purchasing Firefly, a 1926 S boat, which they campaign together. Alan is currently the Vice Commodore of the Narragansett Bay Herreshoff S Class Association. While Cory's photographic specialty is superyachts and the luxury lifestyle market, traveling the globe on assignment for highly renowned shipyards and dedicated owners, he began his career focusing on wooden boats.
2019 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Herreshoff S Class design. The first owners of the S Class boats were remarkable leaders of industry in the United States, and their stories are as intriguing as the boats are beautiful. Setting Sail in America is an homage to the Class, and takes the reader on a compelling journey through the history of the S boat- a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life. The Herreshoff S Class is the oldest American one-design fleet still racing the original boats, with active fleets in Cape Cod, Long Island Sound, and Narragansett Bay.
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New Date: April 18th, 2019
"Redd's Pond Boatworks: Story of the Dragon" Presented by Doug Park
DRAGON is a near replica of the 1882 Herreshoff steam launch #94 recently donated to HMM and was built in 2017 by Redd's Pond Boatworks in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Featured in an article by Stan Grayson in Woodboat issue 261 there is nothing quite like it around today. Come for the historical design of this unique vessel and stay for the tale of how an original engine survived over a century to find its way back to sea again.
Doug Park had the privilege of building DRAGON as the owner of Redd's Pond Boatworks. Growing up in Marblehead he spent a lot of time on the water and when he was 17, after a high school summer spent on board the schooner Harvey Gamage, he began an apprenticeship under Thad Danielson at Redd's Pond Boatworks. Life took him away from boats as he earned a physics degree and worked various jobs around the country until he finally decided to pursue his true calling and enrolled in the IYRS boat building restoration program in Newport, RI. Upon graduation he worked as a shipwright at Mystic Seaport until Thad offered him the opportunity to take over the business at Redd’s Pond. Seven years later, Redd’s Pond Boatworks is thriving with a customer-based approach to construction and restoration of power, sail, and hand powered boats.
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