Please join us on Ocean Day Saturday June 8th 2019. For the OLLIE Launch Party! https://www.oceanlab.org/ The FREE festivities begin at noon, right on our pier at Maritime Gloucester at 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester
Gather and check out tables and activities, have fun, be wowed in our virtual submarine partner OLLIE. The Whale Mobile’s (https://thewhalemobile.com/) inflatable whale will be under the big tent, and we’ll open up the classroom/microscope lab with the AR Sandbox, the touch table, and digital microscopes. A quick welcome, a champagne christening, and then we’ll open the doors to OLLIE, and people can check it out until 6pm. We’ll be virtually taking people to coral reef in Bermuda. This is an awesome hands on experience for anyone looking to learn more about our oceans.
Evelyn Ansel closes the series with “From 1 to 18,006: highlights from the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum” About this Event The Spring Lecture Series presents “Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History”. This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.
Over the past two and a half years, the collections team at the MIT Museum has been working to digitally capture the entirety of the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff collection. The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff holdings consist of some 17,000 artifacts from the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, formerly of Bristol, RI. These original plans, drawings, notebooks and correspondence date from the 1870s through the 1940s and represent the full breadth of HMCo.’s output during its years of operation. The digitization project developed in concert with the exhibit Lighter, Stronger, Faster: the Herreshoff Legacy, which opened in October of 2018, and the collection will be made permanently available online through the museum’s new collections portal beginning this summer.
Many interesting and previously unpublished plans came to light over the course of the digitization project. In her lecture, digitization team member Evelyn Ansel will give a basic collections overview and share some of the familiar, iconic and expected alongside some of the more unusual highlights – from swimming pools to dust collection systems and beer barrels to bicycles – all examples of the impressive span of HMCo.’s capabilities not only as premier naval architects, but also as a vertically integrated manufacturing plant at the turn of the 20th Century.
Evelyn is a museum professional specializing in preservation and collections accessibility with a focus on maritime history and design. Previous projects include documentation of traditional working watercraft in Venice, Italy, an apprenticeship on the recent restoration of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT, and a Fulbright Fellowship to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Evelyn has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University of Providence, RI. She sits on the board of the Apprenticeshop of Rockland, ME, and is a freelance contributor for WoodenBoat Magazine. Currently, she is the Curatorial Associate at the Herreshoff Marine Museum of Bristol, RI, and is also managing the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum of Cambridge, MA.
ANOTHER amazing woman will share her tale May 2nd at 7pm
Thrilled to have our upstairs neighbor Molly Lutcavage as our featured speaker at the latest edition of our Spring lecture series.
Come hear Molly tell “What a trip! Life history of Atlantic bluefin tuna: energy, reproduction and migration”
Molly is the Director of Large Pelagics Research Center, which is working closely with fishermen and, using state-of-the-art technologies, conducting biological and ecological research on pelagic species including tunas, sharks, billfish, and sea turtles.
The lecture series continues with Viking Gustafson entitled “Hauling the Commercial Fleet: A harborside chat with Gloucester Marine Railway
Since 1859 the Rocky Neck Marine Railways, now known as the Gloucester Marine Railways Corp., has maintained and repaired thousands of fishing, commercial and pleasure boats from the wooden schooners of the last century to the present day steel and fiberglass vessels. With an impressive list of services and many hauling options, this essential yard has been operated for the past 21 years by Viking Gustafson. Join us as Viking gives us a look inside the workings of a centuries-old marine railway in America’s oldest port and tells some stories of projects past and future. If we are lucky, we might even hear about the time she hauled 25,000 honeybees!
Viking Gustafson was born in Jamestown, New York. She has her BA from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and her MDiv from Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has been working on the water since 1978 and been on various passenger vessel service roles. She received her USCG license in 1980. She previously worked at Thompson Island Outward Bound as their Operations Director but has been General Manager of Gloucester Marine Railways since 1998.
About this Event The Spring Lecture Series presents “Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History”. This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.
Come hear an inspirational tale for all ages, “Rowing and Ocean: 4000 miles, 39 foot boat, 59 years old”
The second installment of our lecture series brings Suzanne Pinto to the stage with her incredible story. With a team of relatively new rowers, Suzanne became the oldest woman to row across an ocean. Her story is one of stamina, perseverance, and forging a respect for the sea. Open to MG members and the community. Register here http://maritimegloucester.org/visit/events