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November 4, 2021

Accomplished marine photographer and videographer recognized for a lifetime of excellence by the Herreshoff Marine Museum & America’s Cup Hall of Fame 

September 30, 2021

Here the Resolute was launched in 1914 and successfully defended the America’s Cup in 1920. This memorial is dedicated to those with resolute spirit, whose determined and unwavering support came to the Herreshoff Marine Museum in a time of great need, during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.

September 3, 2021

Outlier sails past the museum. Photo: Alison Langley

September 1, 2021

Honoring James “Ding” Schoonmaker and John “Hap” Fauth 


The Current

Winter 2017 /2018 2019 – 2017 in review, updates on the collection, the STEAM program, and winter lectures.


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Thanks to everyone who attended our annual Carlton Pinheiro Memorial Lecture last night, "The Founding of the Herreshoff Marine Museum" with John Burnham and Halsey Herreshoff. We had a wonderful turnout and are grateful - as ever - for your support and interest. A fantastic way to wind down our year of 50th anniversary celebrations, with legends on stage and in the audience alike! Learn more about upcoming events at buff.ly/3pp4CS1#Herreshoff50 #Herreshoff #AmericasCup #ClassicYachts #WoodenBoats #SteamEngines #RIHistory #IndustrialHistory ... See MoreSee Less
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We asked. You gave. We set a target for Giving Tuesday that was a significant jump from anything we'd raised on that day before, and thanks to you, we exceeded that goal with donations of $5,125! Thank you so much for your generosity! You can still contribute to our Annual Fund at herreshoff.org/givingtuesdayThe new Herreshoff Museum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Problem Solvers#GivingTuesday #ThankYou #Herreshoff 📸 : Tyler Stafford ... See MoreSee Less
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Thanks to everyone who attended our annual Carlton Pinheiro Memorial Lecture last night, "The Founding of the Herreshoff Marine Museum" with John Burnham and Halsey Herreshoff. We had a wonderful turnout and are grateful - as ever - for your support and interest. A fantastic way to wind down our year of 50th anniversary celebrations, with legends on stage and in the audience alike! Learn more about upcoming virtual lectures via the events link in our bio. ⠀

#Herreshoff50 #Herreshoff #AmericasCup #ClassicYachts #WoodenBoats #SteamEngines #RIHistory #IndustrialHistory
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We asked. You gave. ⠀

We set a target for Giving Tuesday that was a significant jump from anything we'd raised on that day before, and thanks to you, we exceeded that goal with donations of $5,125! Thank you so much for your generosity! You can still contribute to our Annual Fund at herreshoff.org/givingtuesday or at the link in our bio.⠀

The new Herreshoff Museum: Inspiring the Next Generation of Problem Solvers⠀
#GivingTuesday #ThankYou #Herreshoff ⠀

📸 : Tyler Stafford
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This week 126 years ago contracts were signed for the first batch of seven Newport 30s. Not to be confused with the New York 30s, the Newport 30s of 1895-1896 were the first one-design class built by HMCo., but they came towards the end of N.G.H.'s fin-keel design phase. N.G.H. described them in a 1931 letter: "The racing of the Newports was very keen and sporty. It was a remarkable sight to see 12 or 15 around the starting line, after the owners got used to them, - They w'ld get bunched up very close and weave in & out with seldom a foul. Having short plate keels and balanced rudders that w'ld swing to athwartships they w'ld turn in a very small space." There would eventually be 14 Newport 30s in all, and none of the original class survive today. Any takers for a replica? ⠀

📸Courtesy Library of Congress, Detroit Publishing / John S. Johnston Collection ⠀

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Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving! Your gift to our annual fund has a profound impact on the Museum. Every contribution, no matter how small, helps support our mission of uplifting the next generation of problem solvers like Capt. Nat Herreshoff. Watch how your support can make an impact. Donate at herreshoff.org/givingtuesday or at the link in our bio.

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120 years ago today (November 29, 1901) HMCo. signed a contract for a little electric launch named MAISIE (HMCo. #217). Electric power plants at this time were quite heavy: the batteries alone for this launch weighed 400 pounds (!). This is the reason for the unusual wire rope support running lengthwise along the boat seen in the plan. The engine itself was built by Holtzer & Cabot of Boston, a company which built electric cars - the first, in 1891 - but later shifted to telegraphs, electric clocks & fire alarm systems. HMCo. built nine electric launches in total, all between 1901 and 1903 and all carrying Holtzer & Cabot engines. ⠀

📸: Plan courtesy the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection, MIT Museum (ID no. HH.5.00018). ⠀

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It’s time to bundle up—and save 20% on our HMM Frostbite scarves! Our fleece scarves bear the Herreshoff name and burgee flags and come in blue or red. Welcome in the colder weather and show your love of Herreshoff at a great price. Available in-store and online (shipping and in-store pickup). Link in bio to shop our webstore at ShopHerreshoff.org ...

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