Friday, June 29, 2012

Herreshoff Marine Museum

Located in Bristol, RI, the Herreshoff Marine Museum is located at the site of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co, a company known for the design and manufacture of some of the fastest sailing sloops in the world, including five defenders of the America's Cup.  The company also made the first US Navy torpedo boats.  Today the museum houses a number of historic boats, antique steam engines, and an extensive collection of model boats all of which tell the story of Herreshoff Manufacturing.   The museum also is the site for the America's Cup Hall of Fame.  This was a fascinating place to visit and presented a number of great photo opportunities.


  1. That's a really nice shot of the sailboat. Wooden Boat magazine has been a favorite of mine for many years. Hope you will be posting pictures from the show--always wanted to go but never made it. Thanks.

  2. Always loved wooden boats. This must be a wonderful museum. Hope you post a few more from there.

  3. Thanks for looking. I have a number of pictures from the museum which I'll be posting in the coming weeks. I've always loved the graceful lines of boats of all shapes and sizes. There something particularly majestic about sailboats, especially under sail. This was a fascinating museum and I really need to spend some more time there.

  4. The second one is an interesting photo with the boat almost floating in dark space - I am somehow reminded of Ulysses by Tennyson:
    "There lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail:
    There gloom the dark broad seas. ..."

    1. You can add quotes to my pictures anytime, Martina. You do a lot more reading than I do! Thanks for looking.