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Herreshoff Marine Museum volunteer Sandy Lee adjusts the bowsprit spreader on the model of the Reliance.

Herreshoff genius still a model for companies today

For a company that saw its heyday before the advent of computers, before planes were in the air and even before cars were on the road, the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company was a technological wonder. “We’ve lost track of how advanced manufacturing was in the early 1900s. We think of that as the dark ages,” said

The Mouligne 'Flamili" crew sails out past Newport at the start of their transatlantic voyage. Jodi Miller photo.

A Flamili sail

On June 29, Jean-Pierre Mougligne, his wife Kate, their two children, and two French cousins set sail from Bristol on route to France via the Azores. After one month on the open ocean, the family of six arrived at the French port of Arzal. JP and his family will share their insights and stories of

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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