Boston Harbor as it appears from the Society's former
quarters at 470 Atlantic Avenue.
Pilot Boat The Society has had a close association with
the Boston Pilots since 1791.
first United States Revenue Cutter Massachusetts 1790.
The Society provided the specifications for this ship. Captain
John Foster Williams, number 269, was the resident inspector
and first Captain of the Massachusetts.
1798 chart of Cape Cod dedicated to the Boston Marine Society.
Box." The "bank" for funds collected to help
the widows and orphans of the Society members.
The training ship of the Massachusetts Nautical School,
1909 - 1941. Many noted graduates of the Nautical School were
members of the Society.
Light The Society petitioned for General Court to rebuild
the Boston Light following its destruction in the Revolution.
Boston Tea Party at Griffins Wharf 1773. Society members were
Captains of two of the three ships involved.
sea battle during the Revolutionary War. Members of the Society
were active in the War at Sea. The particular scene shows the
Admiral Duff exploding under gunfire from the largest
Massachusetts Navy Ship Protector. The Captain and several
of his ship's officers were members of the Society.
Charter of the Society dated 2 February 1754, signed by the
Royal Governor of Massachusetts.
Seal of the Society.
First Marine Hospital The Society took an active lead
in urging the establishment of the Hospital, on Castle Island,
McKay's East Boston Yard. A number of Donald McKay's famous
ships were commanded by members of the Society.
Great Republic. Donald McKay's largest clipper ship built