The Hart Nautical Collection holds a large quantity of objects related to many thousands of vessels. Searching the vessels database using the advanced search function can help locate vessels of interest and related materials such as plans, photographs and models.
Only a small number of design collections (George Owen, Arthur Binney, Morris M. Whitaker) are fully available online. Portions of others such as Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. are also available. Online data available about vessels and related materials will expand over time.
Beta version of our new collections portal
Almost 17,000 object records from the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff nautical collection are now available on the beta site of the Museum’s online collections portal. We invite you to explore the site and give us your feedback. With your help, we will continue to improve the portal and look forward to a full launch in June 2019 when artifacts from all of our collections will be available.