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Plotting Their Course - The Fine Art of Maritime Navigation

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October 5, 2013 – December 31, 2013
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

 

 
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