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Frznk O'Byrne  and Debbie Geheran sail the "Swallow" in Bristol Harbor during a lesson with Herreshoff Marine Museum. Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children

Photos by Richard W. Dionne, Jr.

For sail in Bristol: Part history, part seamanship

For sailing enthusiasts, the name “Herreshoff” is often the topic of conversation in reference to the high quality wooden yachts crossing oceans and finish lines. But for local boaters who want to experience both sailing and sailing history, crossing Bristol Harbor is an education in both seamanship and turn-of-the-18th century craftsmanship. Built for the children

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Nina, Pinta arrive on Bristol’s shores

Christopher Columbus — along with his crew — spent eight years aboard a 65-by-18-foot ship, crammed in among the food supplies and livestock the crew took with them, traversing back and forth across the open Atlantic Ocean. That ship still voyages throughout the country — well, sort of — and is visiting Bristol this weekend

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