Curator’s Log, August 2019: “Herreshoff Biographies: Part Two”

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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).

This Month in Herreshoff History- July 1915

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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 […]

Curator’s Log June 2019: Story of NC-4

Curator’s Log June 2019: Centenary of the First to Fly the Atlantic: Story of the NC-4 Introduction In May 1919 the Navy Flying Boat NC-4 completed the first Transatlantic flight covering a distance of 1380 miles in a little over 15 hours from Newfoundland to the Azores. The accompanying NC-1 and NC-3 failed in the […]

The Story of NC-4

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In May 1919 the Navy Flying Boat NC-4 completed the first Transatlantic flight covering a distance of 1380 miles in a little over 15 hours from Newfoundland to the Azores. The accompanying NC-1 and NC-3 failed in the attempt.

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About Us In 1971, A. Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff founded the Herreshoff Marine Museum to preserve and perpetuate the unique accomplishments of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. Today the campus encompasses a large museum facility, the old family homestead, six former company buildings, and a large portion of the company’s waterfront. As a […]

Schooner EROS Available for Charter in New England

One of the world’s most iconic classic schooners, the 115-foot sailing yacht EROS, has arrived in Newport, RI, and is ready to take you on your classic yacht dream vacation. As one of the larger classics to grace local waters, EROS will take guests on multi-day vacations to local islands like Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, […]

Curator’s Log April 2019: Herreshoff Biographies, Part One

Curator’s Log April 2019 Captain Nat and the Herreshoff Biographies- Part One; The Bios of 1904 Introduction This is the first of a multi-part series on Captain Nat Herreshoff’s 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 […]

Curatorial Corner: Winter 2019

This winter has been a busy one in the Collections department at HMM! Ongoing temperature and humidity monitoring experiments in the hall of boats are helping us to improve our collections stewardship. The winter project has been guided by HMM’s Boat Preservation Committee (BPC), and much of the monitoring work is being undertaken by recent RWU graduate and […]

Curator’s Log Feb. 2019: “Battle of the Steam Launches: Newport 1887”

Curator’s Log: February 2019 Battle of the Steam Launches: Newport 1887 Introduction The Herreshoff’s made their first delivery of a steam launch to the US Government in 1876 and over the next 22 years they delivered a number of  steam launches ranging in size from 22-42 feet to the Coast Survey, Fish Commission, Lighthouse Service and […]