The Big Move

This is how dawn found her; DORIS, poised to leave Crocker's Boatyard after 30 years, glowing in the new day's anticipation. Pulling onto the streets of New London one couldn't help but imagine her full sail – there she goes catching the wind and breaking free. This majestic yacht, now…

Agnes Muller Herreshoff’s photo album

A research trip to the Herreshoff Museum revealed a collection of wonderful artifacts. The first of these exciting discoveries, all of which will be shared in upcoming blog posts, include several photos taken by Agnes Muller Herreshoff.  Found within Agnes' personal photograph collection were several photos of the 1916 New York Yacht Club Cruise, King's…

A New Beginning

Languishing in a boat yard in New London CT for 30 years, DORIS, the largest all-wood sailing vessel built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co in 1905, was scheduled to be scrapped at the end of August 2013.  Given a one-year lease on life by the generous collaboration of a good friend and…