Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy

Lighter, Stronger, Faster at the MIT Museum in Cambridge celebrates the spirit of innovation by examining the unparalleled impact on marine design and engineering by Nathanael Greene Herreshoff and the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company. 

One of the MIT’s earliest students, N. G. Herreshoff (MIT Class of 1870) set new standards in design and manufacturing, realizing remarkable influence and success over a 75-year career. His legendary design genius, engineering innovations and manufacturing efficiency led to the production of six America’s Cup winners and hundreds of other highly regarded vessels, the introduction of modern catamarans, the first torpedo boats for the U.S. Navy, and the first steam-powered fishing vessels in the U.S.

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  • MIT Museum
  • 265 Massachusetts Ave
  • Cambridge, MA 02139
  • Central Square
  • 617 253 5927

Date & Time

  • Mon, July 1, 2019
    Sat, May 1, 2021


Regular museum admission rates apply

Location Hours

Every Day 10 am - 5 pm


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