Lecture Video: “Hold Fast” by Marshall Highet & Bird Stasz Jones
The authors will discuss the process of writing collaboratively, doing historical research, and transforming a paragraph from an 1886 family chronicle into an adventure story for young readers.
Lecture Video: “Ahab’s Rolling Sea: A Natural History of ‘Moby Dick'”
Although Herman Melville’s "Moby-Dick" is beloved as one of the most profound and enduring works of American fiction, we rarely consider it a work of nature writing—or even a novel of the sea.
Peter Isler’s Web Wednesdays
A Night at the Museum: Backstage at the Herreshoff Marine Museum Brought to you by the American Sailing Association
Lecture Video: “Setting Sail In America: The Remarkable Story of Herreshoff S Class Sailboats”
Setting Sail in America is an homage to the Class, and takes the reader on a compelling journey through the history of the S boat- a journey that visits milestones in American society, politics, business, and social life.
Lecture Video: “Pirate Ghosts And Phantom Ships Of New England”
New England is rich with stories and legends of ghost ships and pirates long dead. Blackbeard, Sandy Gordon, Captain Kidd and many more once called the region home; and still do. Phantom ships continue to roam the waters of the New England coast. Some mysteriously abandoned while other vanished never to be seen again, in the physical form anyway.
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WoodenBoat Live: A Conversation with HMM’s Evelyn Ansel
April 23, 2020WoodenBoat Live: A Conversation with Evelyn AnselA previously recorded live discussion between WoodenBoat Senior Editor Matt Murphy and HMM Curatorial Associate Evelyn Ansel about the Lima Project, maritime museums, and growing up around boatbuilders.This interview was recorded Wednesday, April 22, 3:30 PM EST as a Facebook Live Event; original WoodenBoat event description as […]
Lecture: “Hull 341: The Navy-Curtiss Flying Boat, First Across the Atlantic”
Captain Kent Lewis, U. S. Marine Corps (Retired) is designated an Unrestricted Naval Aviator who flew four types of rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft.
Video: “Rhode Island Shipwrecks: An Evening of Maritime Misfortune in the Ocean State” by Charlotte Taylor
Charlotte Taylor is the author of Images of America: Rhode Island Shipwrecks, published in 2017.
Video: “In Contact with the Enemy: The Nazi Spy and U.S. Navy Lieutenant John F. Kennedy” A presentation by David Kohnen, Ph.D.
David Kohnen earned the PhD with the Laughton Professor of Naval History in the War Studies Department at the University of London