We are a maritime museum on 3 acres with 12 buildings, 8 of which are on the National Historic Register. We have a ship captain's house, marine paintings, small water craft, a fisheries exhibit, an heirloom vegetable garden, and one of the largest collections of historic photography in New England.
For Those In Peril: Shipwrecks, Memorials, and Rescues
Saturday, May 25 through Sunday, October 20, 2013
Explore with us the shipwrecks and near misses; the perfect storms and sudden squalls; those lost at sea and the families left behind; and the brave lifesavers and brilliant marine equipment innovators. Through the Museum’s collection of marine art, portraits, photographs, lifesaving equipment, original manuscripts and logbooks, small watercraft, models, and navigational instruments, the stories of “those in peril” will come alive in the summer of 2013.
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