Morven Museum & Garden

The Age of Sail: A New Jersey Collection

Above image Windmill Island, Delaware River, George Emerick Essig (1838-1926). Watercolor on paper. Collection of Richard W. Updike..jpg

The Age of Sail: A New Jersey Collection

November 15, 2013 – March 23, 2014


 

Morven Museum & Garden is proud to present the first public appearance of this unmatched collection of New Jersey maritime artifacts and art assembled by New Jersey collector Richard Updike. This exhibit, featuring over 100 objects, explores the history of American shipbuilding, sail-making, naval warfare, shipwrecks and rescue. This exhibition also reveals the daily life of American sailors with a never-before-seen collection of American sea chests. Views of New Jersey maritime history will also be displayed including engravings and paintings by George Essig, Frederick Schiller Cozzens, and Gerard Rutgers Hardenberg.