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November 2, 2003
One of my favorites was a room devoted to Chris-Craft speedboats. These are wooden pleasure boats that are elegant and beautiful. I came away from the museum feeling even more informed about the history of navigation and travel on the water.
From journal Empty Nesters Invade Williamsburg
October 16, 2003
The day we were at the museum there was a lecture by a museum staff member on Henry Hudson. The lecture was very educational and the speaker very knowledgeable.
One of the other more fascinating exhibits at the museum was the U.S.S. Monitor. It was recovered off the coast of Cape Hatteras and it is at the musuem being restored. The turret from the ship is in a large tank and unfortunately the day we were there the view was murky. It was possible to view other recovered parts of the ship in the different tanks where they were being treated.
My favorite exhibit in the museum was the miniture carved replicas of sailing ships. The small ships are extremely detailed and it is necessary to look through a magnifying glass in order to see the tiny parts.
Other exhibits at the museum included a collection of maritime paintings, a collection of carved figureheads and nautical instruments, and items from the Titanic. In an adjacent building there is a collection of small boats from all around the world. All the exhibits are very interesting and educational.
From journal Labor Day Week at Williamsburg