Past Exhibit

Model Boats of the Elizabeth Islands (2010-2011)

Robert Bennet Forbes, noted captain and ship builder during the mid-late 1800s began building model boats to encourage his nephews to become interested in boat building. In 1881 he launched the Bennet Yacht Club model boat race, still held on Naushon each August. Several boats he built and others he inspired were showcased. In addition, boats made by Cuttyhunkers Lloyd Bosworth and A.P. Tilton and others were on view during this exhibit.

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