Art & Objects

Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker
Captain Lorenzo Dow Baker. (click on image for more information)

The Art and Objects Collection at Mystic Seaport represents more than 75 years of collecting and reflects the extraordinary scope and significance of America’s relationship with the sea and inland waterways.

The collection includes American maritime art, ephemera, nautical instruments, ship models, scrimshaw, industrial fishing gear, furniture, whaling implements, and myriad tools from the various maritime trades. In addition, the collection houses significant examples of nautical folk art, decorative arts, nautical trophies, textiles, marine engines, ships figureheads, 20th-century maritime electronic innovations, and historic buildings.