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“Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of Moby-Dick” with Richard J. King 

January 16, 2020 (6-8pm) Richard J. King speaks about his latest book with a book signing.

THE HERRESHOFF MARINE MUSEUM / AMERICA’S CUP HALL OF FAME is dedicated to the education and inspiration of the public through presentations of the history and innovative work of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company and the America’s Cup competition. The Museum, bordering beautiful Narragansett Bay, in Bristol, Rhode Island, is one of the nation’s most important historic maritime treasures.

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2020 Dates and Information

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Closed for Winter 

December 23 through April 25:


One Burnside Street 

Bristol RI 02809 USA

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January 13, 2020

Join the party and enjoy full open bars and food tastings from a variety of top local restaurants and vendors. Dance the night away to live music in the historic Hall of Boats, bid on amazing items in the silent auction, and snap photos with your friends in the photo booth.


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The Curator’s Log

This is the second of a multi-part series on Captain Nat Herreshoff’s (1848-1938) efforts, starting in 1926 and extending into the early 1930s, to correct and add to the published biographies of himself and his two older brothers, James Brown Herreshoff (1834-1930) and John Brown Herreshoff (1841-1915).

Introducing “This Month in Herreshoff History” a new series featuring past events occurring in previous years of this month This Month in Herreshoff History- July 1915 The Obituary John Brown Herreshoff the President and Treasurer of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company died in the early morning hours of Tuesday July 20, 1915 in his home on […]


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On this day 75 years ago (January 8, 1945), the very last HMCo. built boat was delivered for service. It was P661, a 63’ “Army Power Crash Boat,” designed to rescue pilots from downed and sinking planes and destined for the Pacific Theater. It was also the 100th of 100 WWII contracts and the 36th APC boat built at HMCo. It was launched in November of 1944 (pictured here) and marked the end of a period of incredible productivity for the yard during the war. Unfortunately, with no further government contracts lined up and no knowing how much longer the war would last, the Haffenreffers - HMCo.’s owners since 1924 - made the decision to drastically reduce the company’s operations and announced plans to begin dismantling the big shops on the waterfront and down at Walker’s Cove. HMCo. never returned to production after that. Photo by Tom Brightman, long-time HMCo. employee. #HMCo #100fightingships #WWIIshipyard #apc #crashboat #rescue #herreshoff #historicphoto #wartimeproduction #endofanera ...

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