Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

As followers of this blog might have guessed, I never tire of photographing boats of any kind.  I recently had the chance to visit the Collections Research Center (CRC) at Mystic Seaport, a part of the museum that isn't generally opened to the public.  Within this building encompassing about an acre of land the Seaport stores about 450 small watercraft, which represents the largest collection of it's kind in the world.  The boats stored here are for research purposes only and will not be restored.  The oldest boat stored here dates from the mid 1800's.  Many appear to be in fine shape. while others have seen far better days.  

1 comment:

  1. Given your love of boats, this private access must have seemed like a preview of heaven.