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Museum Opening Day

The build up and preparation for Herreshoff’s opening day has been a bumpy road, but when we finally made it, we couldn’t have asked for a more successful and rewarding weekend.




Thanks to the crew who had been working diligently to make this day a reality! Available for some photos (from left to right) were: Don Berret, Sandy Lee, Tim Horton, Joe Uzzo, Herb Luther, Bern Altman, and Laura Thompson.20160501_114217

Opening Day, May 1st!

SpringOpening Poster - Rel - FINAL

Come down to visit Herreshoff Museum on Sunday, May 1st for our opening day! Our RELIANCE model will be ready and present for all eyes to see; witness the finished product of our crew’s limitless toil!

RELIANCE: Opening Day Display

We just completed building a display base for our three wooden spars- topmast, topsail yard, and topsail club.
This just sort of evolved like any committee action. “What about making a canvas covered base just like the real one?” Ok, let’s add some bare steel, oh and bare aluminum, and oh add flush rivets. Just found a real 15″ cleat. And a deck winch. Add a scale 15″ cleat.” So, here’s what we got – near perfection!!
Bill makes winch base
Two pictures of display
Bowsprit section

Spinnaker boom
Bench from topsail yard