Browse Exhibits (18 total)

Justice Delayed: The Seizure of the Brig Patty


A digital exhibition created with documents from the Patty Collection in the Frank L. McGuire Library of the New London Maritime Society

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New London to New York by Night Boat: Ellery Thompson Recalls the Golden Age of Steamboats on Long Island Sound

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An exhibit about the vanished era of steamboat travel between New York City and Boston and the intermediate ports of New London, Norwich, Stonington, and Fall River.

Curated by Brian Rogers - Online Exhibits Librarian, New London Maritime Society

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Bringing the Ships to New London: A Tale of Two Piers

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An exhibition about the origins and history of the Connecticut State Pier and the Central Vermont Railway Pier in New London, Connecticut. Best viewed in Full Screen mode.

Please use the chapter headings in the sidebar to navigate the chronology.

---Brian Rogers, Online Exhibits Librarian

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A Maritime Sampler: Annotated Selections from the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library


Representative titles from the library's shelves displayed with cover art and brief accounts of their content. Originally published as separate "Books of the Month" in the Society's weekly email newsletters ("blasts") they are now presented as a single exhibit. 

Voyage of the Whaler Merrimac


This exhibit is about the journal of the voyage of the whaler Merrimac of New London, Connecticut, covering a period from 1844-1847, followed by a journal of the General Williams, covering July-November 1852

Edited by Laurie Deredita, Librarian

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Rob Pittaway's Half-Hulls: The Modeling Process Described


Illustrated steps for making half-hull models by Robert A. Pittaway.  

Edited by Brian Rogers, Online Exhibits Librarian


Down to the Shore: By Steamboat from Norwich to Block Island and Back

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A memoir by Gerard E. Jensen (1884-1970) of his boyhood trips at the turn of the 19th century aboard scheduled steamboats connecting Norwich, Connecticut, and Block Island, Rhode Island, with stops at Montville, New London, Stonington, and Watch Hill.

Originally published in the Fall, 1967, issue of Steamboat Bill, the Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America. Reprinted with permission.

Illustrated with images from the original article and vintage postcards from the collection of the Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library.

Edited by Brian Rogers, Online Exhibits Librarian 

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