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Lighter, Stronger, Faster: The Herreshoff Legacy

30 October - 01 May
Organized by: MIT Museum
Venue: MIT Museum
265 Massachusetts Avenue
Building N51

Lighter, Stronger, Faster 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.