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This Week in Herreshoff History: July 30

Steam Launch Blog #29

Lecture Video: From WESTWARD to ELEONORA: The Great Herreshoff Racing Schooners

At Home Activities

July 23, 2020

Try this 100 piece digital puzzle! We hope it makes you take a closer look at the many details in this launch day photo from 1895.

The Curator's Log

Curator’s Log: Captain Nat and the Herreshoff Biographies - Part Four: About Nat Himself by John Palmieri

HMCo. #199 Steam Launch Blog

Both sides are now dry and you can see we've overlapped sheer pieces on either side at the middle. Matching the overlaps was important so the sheer would appear fair, but more importantly so adjoining planks could run fair against the joint. We then begin to cut the ends to match stem rabbet and transom, […]


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Nantucket Vineyard was the first arm of our business opening in the early 1980’s as a small project of the Long Family.  After a few years, Winery employees ended up falling in love with the wine and each other, and voila! – Cisco Brewers was born on the Hudson’s stovetop in 1995.  Whispers of a brewery floated on the Nantucket wind, catching the ear of a few people, including a Mr. Harman.  Using the previously tested and proven formula of starting a business from another business, Winery and Brewery employees enjoyed a few glasses / pints (respectively) together and hatched the idea for Triple Eight Distillery in 2000.   All three businesses are constantly evolving, and we now produce a wide variety of world-class wines, beers, and spirits.  Come out and enjoy our Nantucket haven- just prepare yourself in case your mind blows up from all the awesomeness.


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    VR March 23, 2020 Reply

    How about offering a code flag lima for purchase ?

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      D L Luce April 10, 2020 Reply

      The solid yellow flag (Q) means “I am free from disease–I request the inspectors check my vessel”; it is flown before going through Customs or immigration. The L flag is flown when health officials or the ship’s master have determined that disease is present among the crew, and have directed that the crew may not mix with local populations. It is flown for the duration of time specified by the local authority.

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      e.ansel April 24, 2020 Reply

      Thanks for bringing it to our attention Tony! Will get right on it. Very glad you’re enjoying the project!

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    Hello Everyone. I sail sail-number 584 in the Bevery Yacht Club. By trade, I am an attorney, and also a Justice of the Peace. Last fall I married a young couple in my H-12! I was wondering if this is a first, and if the event (and its photos) should be registered somehow in the Herreschaff museum???

    Best regards,


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    Terry Freiberg June 30, 2020 Reply

    Hello Everyone. I serve as a Justice of the Peace, and from time to time I marry couples. Late last summer, I married a couple in my H-12 (Sail No. 584). Do you think that was a first?

    Best to all,

    Terry Freiberg
    Beverly Yacht Club

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      e.ansel July 2, 2020 Reply

      Hi Terry! While we can’t say for sure, it’s certainly possible that was a first!

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