Tag: maritime collections

Detail from a Sea Letter for the CHARLES W. MORGAN dated 1859.

A Sea Letter for the CHARLES W. MORGAN

In October of 1859 Captain James Hamilton took over command of the CHARLES W. MORGAN for a voyage to the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans. Along the way the MORGAN made stops in Chile, Hawaii and Japan among other places….

Title page from The English Pilot, 1671.

The Map and Chart Collection

Two grants from private foundations helped to arrange, describe and create a database of the chart and map collection at Mystic Seaport Museum, a heretofore underutilized collection. Beginning in the early 1930’s, the Museum began collecting, among many other things,…

Mediterranean Passport for Ship ORRIS

A “New” Mediterranean Passport

The G.W. Blunt White Library acquired a Mediterranean Passport, also known as a ship’s passport, for a locally-built ship. A recent acquisition by the Library has links to both the local area and our own collections. The document pictured below,…

Maritime Paintings at Mystic Seaport

How do you cull an astonishing collection of art into a brief snapshot? How do you capture the breathtaking assortment of historic images from a battle on the Hudson River to the side-wheel steamer Connecticut? With artists as varied as…