Herreshoff Marine Museum and Ameerica's Cup Hall of Fame
Herreshoff Marine Museum America's Cup Hall of Fame
Herreshoff Marine Museum
America's Cup Hall of Fame


2016 Lecture Series

The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Annual Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff Boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online at herreshoff.org/store or at the door the day of the event.

The 2016 Herreshoff Lecture Series is Proudly Sponsored by: Points East Magazine, Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket Vineyard, The Bay Magazine, Gowrie Group, and Pure Insurance

Reception Begins at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 7:00pm

Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members
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Thursday December 8th, 2016
Onne van der Wal, award winning nautical, sailing and yacht photographer 

Onne will talk about his 30 year career working as a full time professional nautical photographer. He tells the story about how he came from a background of professional ocean racing to becoming one of the top shooters in commercial marine photography. He will illustrate his talk with stunning still and vivid video imagery shot at regattas, advertising assignments and cruising and expeditions in the high latitudes. Onne's talks have taken him far and wide on the Canon and Lexar lecture tour. He was also a speaker at the inaugural TEDx series recently held in November in Newport, RI. 


January 19th, 2017
"Boston Light: 300 Years of Service" presented by Sally Snowman

The presentation provides broad-strokes of how Boston Light has been a way-shower for safe navigation into the fledging maritime port of Boston from 1716 to the present. It is the last manned Coast Guard Light Station in the country located on Little Brewster Island at the entrance to Boston Harbor. It is also one of the 34-islands/peninsulas that comprise the Boston Harbor Islands National & State Park. Keeper. Sally Snowman will be sharing the historical significance of the Light Station's 300th anniversary that is occurring in 2016.

Sally Snowman, Ph.D., a native of Boston Harbor, is the 70th Keeper of Boston Light since 1716 it was established as the first lighthouse station in Colonial America. As the Coast Guard Keeper/Site Supervisor, she recruits, trains, schedules, and oversees over 65 Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers that provide support as Assistant Keepers, Historical Interpreters, and Outreach Speakers. She and her husband, CG Auxiliarist Jay Thomson, are co-authors of the book Boston Light: A historical perspective (1999) and Boston Light (AUX 2016) published by Arcadia Images of America series.

March 30, 2017
"Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean" presented by Jonathan White
A global journey through the science and wonder of the oceans

 In Tides, writer, sailor, and surfer Jonathan White takes readers across the globe to discover the science and spirit of ocean tides. In the Arctic, White shimmies under the ice with an Inuit elder to hunt for mussels in the dark cavities left behind at low tide; in China, he races the Silver Dragon, a twenty-five-foot tidal bore that crashes eighty miles up the Qiantang River; in France, he interviews the monks that live in the tide-wrapped monastery of Mont Saint-Michel; in Chile and Scotland, he investigates the growth of tidal power generation; and in Panama and Venice, he delves into how the threat of sea level rise is changing human culture—the very old and very new. Tides combines lyrical prose, colorful adventure travel, and provocative scientific inquiry into the elemental, mysterious paradox that keeps our planet’s waters in constant motion. Photographs, scientific figures, line drawings, and sixteen color photos dramatically illustrate this engaging, expert tour of the tides.

Jonathan White is an active marine conservationist, a sailor, and a surfer. His first book, Talking on the Water: Conversations about Nature and Creativity, is a collection of interviews exploring our relationship with nature and features Gretel Ehrlich, David Brower, Ursula K. Le Guin, Gary Snyder, Peter Matthiessen, and others. White is the author of Tides, forthcoming from Trinity University Press, and has written for the Christian Science Monitor, The Sun, Orion, Surfer’s Journal, and other publications. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction and lives with his wife and son on a small island in Washington State.

The 2016/17 Lecture Series is Sponsored by: 

 Gowrie Group The Bay Magazine

Cisco Brewers, Triple Eight Distillery, Nantucket VinyardPoints East Magazine

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