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This sweet collection of videos and articles explores sea stories, maritime history, and interesting people. How about an intimate tour Nathaniel Herreshoff’s original ALERION 26? Yep, we’ve got a video for that. Curious about the origins of workboats like the Whitehall? We’ve got a video for that too. Take a step back in maritime history or enjoy some off center contemporary sea stories below.

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Herreshoff Marine Museum – Part 6, In The Boat Hall: The Dinghies: Maynard Bray and Eric Blake finish their tour of the Herreshoff Marine Museum with an examination of Herreshoff's dinghy...
L. Francis Herreshoff – Yacht Designer, A Book By Roger Taylor: L. Francis Herreshoff (LFH) is one of our favorite designers here at OffCenterHarbor.com, and all of us have had direct...
Early Navigation Instruments, by Jim Sharp at the Sail, Power & Steam Museum: Schoonerman Captain Jim Sharp takes us on a tour of early navigation instruments through the ages he has collected at hi...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 5 – In the Boat Hall: The Extreme: Take a detailed look at the radical elements of Herreshoff's more extreme designs at the Herreshoff Marine Museum with M...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 4 – In The Boat Hall: Classic Centennials: Surely the most radiant jewels of the Herreshoff Marine Museum are the boats designed by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff in...
Norwegian Faering at Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival: It's not easy for a beautiful boat to stand out at a show among 300 other boats, but this Norwegian Faering at the Port...
Herreshoff Marine Museum Part 3 – In The Boat Hall: The Early Days: To better understand the development of America's premier yacht designer, join Maynard Bray and Eric Blake as they exami...
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...
GYPSY, A Visit Aboard A Wandering Blokes’ Boat: A four-generation coastal cruiser built right and kept simple. Seems like there's a lesson here....
Piners’ Punt, A Boat for Tasmanian Loggers: Piners' Punts, a Tasmanian boat design, did rugged duty for Huon pine logging crews up Tasmania's roaring rivers for bet...
SPARKLE: The Boat to Beat: In 1947, two NASA rocket scientists started playing around with sailboat design. The result was SPARKLE: the boat to bea...
HERITAGE – A Maine Cruise Schooner: The HERITAGE is one of the signature cruise schooners that sails the Maine coast. A beautiful vessel built and sailed by...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 2 – NGH’s Workshop with Halsey Herreshoff: Halsey Herreshoff shows us  the tools and workshop where The Herreshoff legend was made. THE MUSEUM: Herreshoff Marine...
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...
Herreshoff Marine Museum, Part 1 – The Model Room with Halsey Herreshoff: When we launched OffCenterHarbor.com, we hoped to give our members access to special boats and places that is not availa...
A Tale of Two Adventuresses – A Puget Sound Experience: Many starry-eyed youth have stepped aboard the schooner ADVENTURESS dreaming of rainbows, dolphins and a romantic life a...
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...
The Schooner MARY DAY, An Evolutionary Rememberance: The 90' Schooner Mary Day was built in 1962 specifically to carry passengers along the Maine Coast.  We tell her story...
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 Eggemoggin Reach Regatta Aboard VORTEX, with Steve White: It's not often that you have over 100 world class wooden boats lined up on a starting line, a picture perfect summer day...
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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