The Library’s inaugural exhibit “Keepers of the Sea: Logbooks from The Mariners’ Museum Library” has opened in our new exhibit area.
“Keepers of the Sea” comprises logbooks and artifacts highlighting the library’s vast collection of records from various ships throughout the 18th to 20th centuries. The exhibit uses the logbooks to narrate experiential aspects of life at sea, including family life, whaling, and the trials of sailing. It also illustrates the many ways in which logbooks and journals allowed for technical documentation, diary-style writing, mapping, painting and drawing, charting, and record of correspondence.
Be sure to stop by to see this fascinating exhibit. See you at the Library!