"Sea Change" Exhibition Opening

Enjoy the opening day of the inaugural exhibit in the Collins Gallery of Mystic Seaport’s new Thompson Exhibition Building. “SeaChange” will present a range of beautiful and unique objects drawn from the rich collections of the museum. Each is a survivor of the past that speaks to a notable transformation—in material, technology, the sea itself, or the broader American culture over the past 200 years.

Saturday, December 10, 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

International 110

C Raymond Hunt
Skill Level to Build: 

The plans and construction manual for the plywood International 110 are available to any class member for use to build new or rebuild and restore an older boat.

Mystic Seaport Talk: "Why The Ocean Matters: The Once And Future Ocean"

The ocean holds the key to humanity’s survival. At a time when the world faces a multitude of potential calamities, from climate change to a struggling oil industry to rapid population growth, author and environmentalist Peter Neill of the World Ocean Observatory argues that the time is now to begin organizing our social, financial and political order around water in all its forms, places, and uses.


20′ Alton Wallace Westpointer. 2006, 70-hp Tohatsu TLDI with low hours. West System Epoxy coating on hull, needs patching. Custom canvas Bimini Dodger. Antique Hardware. Lovingly maintained....

Herreshoff Marine Museum Lecture Series: Onne van der Wal

The Herreshoff Marine Museum Lecture Series presents Onne van der Wal, award-winning nautical, sailing and yacht photographer, 7 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 8.

Onne will talk about his 30 year career working as a full time professional nautical photographer. He tells the story about how he came from a background of professional ocean racing to becoming one of the top shooters in commercial marine photography. He will illustrate his talk with stunning still and vivid video imagery shot at regattas, advertising assignments and cruising, and expeditions in the high latitudes.

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade

Festively decorated sail and power boats compete for “Best in Show.” The Yorktown waterfront is bedazzled with holiday sights and sounds, including a spectacular floating parade of lights, caroling around a roaring beach bonfire, musical performances, and complimentary hot cider. Yorktown waterfront. Free. 6-8 p.m.

31st Annual Harbor Lights Festival of Boothbay Harbor

The Harbor Lights Festival is a decades old tradition that helps to usher in the holiday season in true Maine style. With a distinctly nautical flavor, this festival is fun for the entire family and will help to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Festival highlights include Santa and Mrs. Claus and a whole cast of characters including elves, moose, lobsters and more arriving in grand style…by boat, of course! There are horse drawn carriage rides, the festival of trees, a craft show, story time, tree lighting, and caroling.

1940 40' Matthews

1940 Matthews Standard Sedan, 40′, twin Chrysler Royals, cruising 10 knots, max 14 knots. Professionally restored in 2004. Hull original and sound, engines original and excellent. One owner for...

Beach Pea Peapod

New construction 13′ Doug Hylan Beach Pea, modern version of a traditional Maine peapod. Glued plywood lapstrake construction, System Three epoxy resin. Can be viewed at our shop in Ipswich,...

A Salute to Maritime Preservation

Join us Wednesday, November 30, 6 to 8 p.m. for the reception of Masters of Miniature 38th Annual Model Ship Show & Presentation of the 2016 Don Turner Award.

Given annually for efforts to preserve important vessels or for contributions to our knowledge and understanding of ship design and construction, this year’s Don Turner Award Recipient is Meghan E. Wren-Briggs, Founder and Executive Director of the Bayshore Discovery Project.

Author Talk on "Desperate Voyage: Donald Crowhurst, The London Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, and the Tragedy of TEIGNMOUTH ELECTRON

Author Edward Renehan will discuss his new book, “Desperate Voyage,” which imparts the tale which inspired the new film “The Mercy,” starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz. 7 p.m., free admission; wine and cheese, plus books available for sale/signing.