L. Francis Herreshoff Lecture – Herreshoff Marine Museum

HMM Presents, The Annual Carlton Pinheiro Lecture
L. Francis Herreshoff: Yacht Designer, presented by Roger Taylor
Tuesday, December 1st

Reception Begins at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 7:00pm
Tickets are $10 for Members and $18 for Non-Members

L. Francis Herreshoff lived from 1890 to 1972, and, though not prolific, he designed yachts that will always be considered classics. Beginning his career in the shadow of his famous father, Nathanael G. Herreshoff, he emerged to become a designer who would come close to the perfection of form in yacht design. Despite his exquisite designs and wise, published writings on the subject, L. Francis never achieved the popularity of a John Alden or an Olin Stephens, yet his influence on yachting, now and in the future, deserves its place alongside those leaders. It is a purpose of this presentation to allow that possibility by presenting evidence of Francis Herreshoff’s genius for public judgment.

 

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