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Mystic Seaport has one of the world’s largest collections of historic watercraft and our collection walks you down into the areas special places that not many people know about and takes you on an insider’s tour.

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The Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 5 – Catboats: The Catboat: Versatile treasure of the New England coast. We take a look at some catboats in the Mystic Seaport Collecti...
Refloating the CHARLES W. MORGAN – Maynard Bray Remembers: The story of how the whale ship Charles W. Morgan was refloated at Mystic Seaport is told by Maynard Bray, the man who r...
The Flatiron Skiff – Workboat Beginnings: A flatiron skiff is simple to build, easy to maintain, and puts you onto the beach with dry feet....
Workboat Beginnings — Whitehall Boats: Whitehall boats evolved along lower Manhattan's rough-and-tumble waterfront in the 19th Century.  When a ship made port...
Swampscott Dory & Dory Skiff -Workboat Beginnings: From the Grand Banks to the yacht club dinghy float, lapstrake dory skiffs like the Swampscott Dory have been a New Engl...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 4 – Room Full O’ Details: Wooden boat detectives Maynard Bray and Eric Blake take us deep into Mystic Seaport's back shed to explore small boat de...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 3 – The Original Herreshoff ALERION: In 1912 Nathanael Herreshoff designed a 26' gaff-rigged sloop for his own use.  Named ALERION, she proved to be a semin...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 2 – A Great South Bay Catboat & Piscataqua River Wherry: Maynard and Eric go back into the building that houses the Small Craft Collection at Mystic Seaport Museum to view a cou...
Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 1- The Broom Closet: Mystic Seaport has one of the world's largest collections of historic watercraft. There's a special place that not many...
The Boathouse At Mystic Seaport: There’s a boathouse you should know about if you’re thinking about building or buying a classic boat… The Boathous...

 

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