Halsey C. Herreshoff: Herreshoff Centennial Classes
July 24th- Doors open at 6pm, Lecture starts at 7pm.
Walk-ins are welcome at the door.
Museum Lectures are $7 for members and $15 for non members.
The evening of July 24, Halsey C. Herreshoff will deliver a program celebrating three Herreshoff Centennial Classes of sailing yachts. These are the Newport 29, about the most winning class of any Herreshoff or other grouping; the Buzzard's Bay 25, the favorite model of Halsey's Grandpa Captain Nathanael Greene Herreshoff; and the legendary Buzzards Bay Boys Boats, later dubbed Herreshoff 12 1/2 Footers, the world's first mass produced yachts of which 374 were built at the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Halsey will also provide stories about the 1914 schooner KATOURA,the largest Herreshoff sailing yacht ever built and the iconic RESOLUTE which successfully defended the America's Cup, comprising Captain Nat's sixth consecutive victory. Halsey will explain significant actions of the Herreshoff Manufacturing and its outstanding team that functioned so impressively in 1914, one of the most successful years in its history. Halsey speaks with remarkable insight from his naval architecture profession, four times America's Cup champion experience, and from Herreshoff family lore passed on by his late father Sidney Herreshoff.