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Upcoming Events

Seaside Holiday Fair, December 11-12, 10 a.m.

Holiday Craft Workshops for Adults, December 11-12.

Holiday Gift-Making Workshops for Children Ages 7-12

Maritime Artisans Speaker Series, Sept. 9-Dec. 16.

Upcoming Races

Crash-Bobs, January 29.

Snow Row, March 5.

Race Results

Race Results--The Icebreaker

Race Results--Head of the Weir

Race Results
Head of the Quinnipiac,
hosted by the Sound School, New Haven, CT


Permanent Exhibits

Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station

Dramatically situated at the mouth of Boston Harbor, with breathtaking views of Boston Light and the Graves Lighthouse, the museum is located in the restored 19th century Point Allerton U.S. Lifesaving Station, home of Joshua James and h is crews, the most celebrated lifesavers in the world. A g r eat family destination, as well as scholarly site, visitors of all ages will delight in learning about storms, l ighthouses, shipwrecks, and rescues from our vibrant hands-on exhibits.

The Orientation Room helps visitors trace the history of orga nized lifesaving from its 18th century roots to today’s modern Coast Guard.

The Keeper ’s Room celebrates the amazing life and deeds of America’s Greatest Lifesaver, Joshua James, introduces visitors to the Massachusetts Humane Society, and tells the exciting story of the Great Storm of 1888.

The Boat Room displays the lifesavers’ actual apparatus, including the massive surfboat Nantasket, a rigged Beach Cart, and a working Breeches Buoy.

The Edward Rowe Snow Room features lighthouse models, exhibits about Boston Harbor, the museum’s rare book collection, video library, and research room.

The Children’s Navigation Loft is a special play attic for youngsters, complete with dress-up trunks, g ames, puzzles, maritime activities, and a climb-on sailing ship.

The Observation Cupola, atop the station, allows for stunning views of Boston Harbor and the Islands.



Past Exhibits

Gitana deck, 1883, Nathaniel L. Stebbins.  Collection of SPNEA


The Camera's Coast
June to September 2004
Exhibit Opening: Saturday, June 19, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

The Camera’s Coast” is a sampler of historic coastal New England images from the collections of The Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities (SPNEA). The pioneering photographers represented from SPNEA include Nathaniel Stebbins, Henry G. Peabody, Baldwin Coolidge, and Emma Coleman. Subjects depicted include square-riggers, coasting schooners, fishing vessels and fishing ports, small boats and large yachts, summer hotels and fishermen’s shacks, fishermen, seaweed gatherers, and saltmarsh haymakers.

Curated by noted author and maritime historian William H. Bunting, “The Camera’s Coast” illustrates life along the New England coast in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Museum hours are Wednesday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
General Admission is $5.00 adults, $3.00 seniors, and chi ldren under 18 free.
For more information please contact Victoria Stevens at 781-925-5433.

House on Hingham Harbor,

Jeanne MacFarland, exhibited
at Sea & Sky 2003

8th Annual Sea & Sky Art Show
September 16-October 31, 2004
Exhibi t Opening: Thursday, September 16, 7:00 p.m.
Hull Lifesaving Museum
1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA

Beginning as an informal showing of the summer’s work by local artists, Sea & Sky has grown in both breadth and depth.  This year will mark our first Sea & Sky to include both a juried and non-juried show. 

We are pleased to announce the jurors for Sea & Sky:

Robert Douglas Hunter, of Walpole, is a member of the American Artists  Professional Guild, the Allied Artists of America, and the Copley Society of Boston.  His work i s currently on exhibit at the prestigious Vose Gallery.

Nancy Sargent Howell, of Scituate, is a Past President and Board Member of the New England Watercolor Society and a Copley Artist and member of the Board of Directors of the Copley Society.  Her work can be seen at

Michael Domina, of Braintree, is also a new resident of Hull.  He is a Board Member of the New England Watercolor Society and member of the Copley Society. His work can be seen at
Sea & Sky is inspired by the beauty of our coastal environment and celebrates the summer painting season as well as the richness of the artistic community on the South Shore and beyond.  The show will be on view from September 16-October 31.
The Gala Opening for Sea & Sky will be on Thursday, September 16, 2004 from 7-9 pm.  Tickets are $20 members, $25 non-members.  (link to events) 
Artists of all levels of experience are invited to join us for the Sea & Sky Artists Retreat Weekend from September 17-19.  Click here for details and registration.  (link to events)


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