We take a look at what was happening “on this day” in history at HMCo., largely through the lens of local newspaper accounts from Bristol, RI. Posts range from the 1860s through the 1940s, spanning the Herreshoff brothers earliest boatbuilding endeavors and through HMCo.’s closure in 1945.
This Week in Herreshoff History: September 10
A steam launch sighting from a Rocky Point correspondent, an aside on HMCo. numbers, a little labor history, a family obituary, a public bath house, HMCo. apprenticeships, and a Cup Defender remembered...
This Week in Herreshoff History: September 3
HMCo. entertains important guests, notice of a lawsuit after a slippery launch, Lipton on the verge of losing again, and the kids head back to college
This Week in Herreshoff History: August 20
The dog days of summer (and the HMCo. summer holiday!) mean less to report out of the shops, but this week we have two contracts of note and a small fire to put out
This Week in Herreshoff History: July 30
A cross country delivery the long way around, HMCo. issues a challenge, a settlement is reached, an electric launch is delivered, and a new superintendent is appointed
This Week in Herreshoff History: July 16
Another letter from Dexter Stone, reports of Herreshoff success in several 4th of July Regattas, a visit from a torpedo expert, injuries, a commissioning, preparations for war and a resignation