Our primary goal in stopping at Bristol, Rhode Island was to visit the Herreshoff Marine Museum. Within an hour and a half of taking a mooring we had eaten lunch, showered, and called for the launch. Even in these blustery conditions Mike, the launch pilot, did a great job coming alongside and whisking us safely to shore.
The museum celebrates the genius of the Herreshoff family's yacht building history, and the quest for the Americas Cup.
There are plenty of actual old Herreshoff yachts on display; some you can even board.
The traditional paneled cabins are gorgeous, but the galleys were a bit sparse. And they were positioned up forward where the motion had to be rough!
Being an old sign painter, I had to admire the perfect execution of this gold leaf name on Thania. But what else would you expect in Bristol?