Sandwich Glass Museum - Special Exhibit: Swinging the Lamp - Ship Models from the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild
The Sandwich Glass Museum presents a unique and extensive exhibition entitled Swinging the Lamp - Ship Models from the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild from July 1 - November 2, 2014. Dozens of expertly crafted models varying from 12" to 48" long will be on display including Whaling ships, Grand Banks fishing schooners, Pilot schooners and very early tug boats to name but a few. These magnificent model ships are all expertly handcrafted by members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild many of who are from New England; a few from across the U.S. and from around the world. The term Swinging the Lamp comes from the telling of sea tales and refers to the lamps slung from the deck head, which swing while at sea.
This outstanding exhibit includes magnificent examples of the Albatross, the Elsie, the Hesper and the Rose Standish. The Albatross was the first ship built by the United States Government for the sole purpose of Ocean Research. It was built in 1882 and assigned to the Woods Hole Institute.. The Rose Standish was the first ship to travel the Cape Cod Canal on the opening day of the Canal July 29, 1914.
Come and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal at the Sandwich Glass Museum as well as the 375th Anniversary of the Town of Sandwich!