The talk presents a background of Rob Napier’s life-long career as a ship model professional. He discusses various aspects of building and repairing models and describes a few specific projects.
Reading the Glass: A Captain’s View of Weather, Water, and Life on Ships What’s in a cloud? Did you know that water vapor is invisible and actually lighter than dry air? What separates a tropical storm from a winter blizzard? And what exactly is El Niño? Elliot Rappaport, a professional captain of traditional sailing ships, […]
Ed began boatbuilding at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in 1981. Upon graduation, he set up Point Hudson Boat Shop at the north end of Port Townsend, and commenced a lifelong path of restoring, building, designing, sailing, and generally messing about with boats. Ed kept the Point Hudson shop going until 2002, when […]
Please join our friends at the Audrain Museum as they welcome our Curator to discuss the history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. and explore the Herreshoff legacy through the lens of small craft and their relationship to some of the most iconic automobiles of that era.
Newport is known as the yachting capital of the world, and it reached its zenith during the period between 1917 and 1946. Many of the nation’s captains of finance and industry skippered legendary yachts that formed an argosy of splendor that has never been eclipsed. Vincent Astor sailed off to World War I as an […]
The third presentation in this series delves into the fascinating design journey of Capt. Nat and John Herreshoff as they developed the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company’s capabilities and processes. These developments eventually led to the construction of the most dominant America’s Cup boats of their time. Through their hard work and dedication, H.M.Co became capable of […]
WEE WINN is remembered with as great fondness by British yachtsmen and historians as it does for us. Built in 1892, the first year of Herreshoff Manufacturing Company sailboat production, for Miss Winnifred Sutton who took British Half Rater Class honors against all comers winning 21 of 22 races. WEE WINN sailed for many years […]
Winds of change: Mining climate clues from our whaling past by Caroline C. Ummenhofer1 and Timothy D. Walker2 1Department of Physical Oceanography, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA; 2Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA, USA Bringing together oceanographer Dr. Caroline Ummenhofer from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Dr. Timothy Walker, Professor […]