Plotting Their Course - The Fine Art of Maritime Navigation
Plotting Their Course
The Fine Art of Maritime Navigation
In 1772, a handful of Newburyport ship captains organized and established what would become a formidable and driving force -- the Marine Society of Newburyport. A principle reason was to effectively share their knowledge of the seas. Through a combination of rarely seen and recently acquired pieces of the museum's collection including charts, maps and instruments, we explore the tools, techniques and resulting artistry of navigating and mapping the high seas.
October through December 2013