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October 6, 2020

2020 America’s Cup Hall of Fame Virtual Induction to be held on October 29th, 2020 at 1600 EDT (2000 Zulu)

September 10, 2020

The 2020 Gala will be reimagined as a virtual event on December 10th, 2020.

August 6, 2020

The Herreshoff Marine Museum / America's Cup Hall of Fame welcomes Peter Montgomery and Ed Baird to the America's Cup Hall of Fame as inductees for the Class of 2021.

July 17, 2020

Read on for details about when and how you can visit, what we are doing to keep visitors safe, and opening hours


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Franklin Osgood (1828 – 1888 ) was the first defender and two-time winner of the America's Cup. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Osgood’s victory as the owner and manager of the schooner MAGIC, which won the first defense of the America’s Cup on August 8, 1870. In the only fleet race for a Cup final, MAGIC led at all marks on the racecourse in New York Harbor to defeat sixteen other defenders and the lone challenger.

Mr. Osgood will be inducted in the to America's Cup Hall of Fame (part of the Herreshoff Marine Museum) on October 29th. Watch the virtual induction ceremony with us with a $25 ticket: buff.ly/371X1Bt

Photo: Currier & Ives. Schooner MAGIC. Courtesy of Library of Congress.
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Extra, Extra! Check out these newspaper articles covering all the parades and parties from the Bristol Phoenix archives of the 1899 America’s Cup: buff.ly/3om75LK

Photo: COLUMBIA (HMCo. #499) photographed by Nathaniel L. Stebbins on September 28, 1901. This was the first day of racing in what would become her second successful Cup defense; image courtesy the Historic New England Stebbins Photographic Collection
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Franklin Osgood (1828 – 1888 ) was the first defender and two-time winner of the America's Cup. This year marks the 150th anniversary of Osgood’s victory as the owner and manager of the schooner MAGIC, which won the first defense of the America’s Cup on August 8, 1870. In the only fleet race for a Cup final, MAGIC led at all marks on the racecourse in New York Harbor to defeat sixteen other defenders and the lone challenger.⠀

Mr. Osgood will be inducted in the to America's Cup Hall of Fame (part of the Herreshoff Marine Museum) on October 29th. Watch the virtual induction ceremony with us with a $25 ticket. Learn more via link in profile.⠀

Photo: Currier & Ives. Schooner MAGIC. Courtesy of Library of Congress. ⠀

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Bryan Willis will be inducted into the @AmericasCup Hall of Fame on October 29th for his dedicated service as a Chairman and as a member of America’s Cup International Juries and Arbitration Panels. He has also served as a rules advisor on multiple Cup campaigns during his impressive career that has spanned 33 years, from the 12-Metre Era in 1980 to the Multi-Hull Era in 2013. ⠀

Learn more about Mr. Willis and get your $25 tickets for the virtual induction ceremony via the link in our profile.⠀

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Have you been enjoying our online content? We enjoy digging into the archives to put them together for you!⠀

However, during these crazy times, the Museum really needs your support. We've challenged ourselves to grow our membership with new digital initiatives like this that to bring the museum to our community, so please help us achieve that goal by taking a minute to renew, join or donate now via the link in our profile.⠀

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The high-speed gasoline launch X.P.D.N.C. (HMCo. #245) was launched 116 years ago this week. The Herreshoff brothers were never afraid to try new technology in their quest for speed, and while we more commonly associate them with steam power, they did plenty of experimenting with combustion engines as well. Read on and discover more stories like this in our latest "This Week in Herreshoff History" article via the link in bio.⠀

Photo: X.P.D.N.C. (HMCo. #245) (or possibly the slightly smaller CALOOLA (HMCo. #254) built to the same model) being hoisted by the sheerlegs on HMCo.’s wharf; image from the HMM photo archive⠀

#Herreshoff #HMCo #ThisDayinHistory #ThisWeekinHistory #Museum #HerreshoffMarineMuseum #BristolRI #HistoricPhoto #TodayinHistory #launch #steampower #steam #STEM #TechHistory #archives #RhodeIslandHistory #EngineeringHistory
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Since we've been getting lots of inquiries, we thought we'd remind you that the museum is still open to the public! Our hours are currently 10:00 am - 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Thurs- Sun, with Covid safety protocols still in place. Learn about our policies via the Visit link in our profile and we hope to see you soon!⠀

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