Postponed: Elaine Lembo, “Schooners of Narragansett Bay”

March 19, 2020 6:00 pm

Given the situation in which we all find ourselves, we’re sure it is no surprise that this week’s lecture by Elaine Lembo will be postponed to a later date. The health and safety of our visitors, members, volunteers and staff is our top priority. Tickets that have already been purchased will be automatically transferred to the rescheduled date or another future lecture of your choice. If instead you would prefer a refund, please send an email to [email protected]. Note: Many of the Museum’s staff will be working remotely for the time being. If you call the museum, you may not get an answer or a return call right away. We will continue to communicate as the situation evolves.


While researching a feature-length piece about the origins of the schooner rig for the RI Sea Grant publication 41N, journalist and author Elaine Lembo came across a wealth of photos and information about the “18 wheelers of the age,” including those in the oyster trade, that plied the waters of Narragansett Bay over the last century. This talk is a casual look back through that now-vanished era.

Elaine Lembo is a writer, editor, and sailor with an extensive background in the general and marine press. Her published works have appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Providence Journal, Cruising World, Soundings, and Yachts International.

She is a contributing writer and editor of the newsletter of the New York Yacht Club and NYYC Foundation. She is a Cruising World editor at large, with two decades of affiliation with the publication, on staff and as a contributor. Her focus is on profiles of cruising voyagers and the bareboat and crewed yacht charter industry. She splits her time between Newport and Prudence Island.

Link to the 41N story:

  • Reception begins at 6pm
  • Lecture begins at 7pm
  • Tickets are $15 for Members and $20 for Non-Members