The Cape Ann Museum is excited to announce that our Fisheries & Maritime galleries now feature two new displays which opened at the beginning of the month: one dedicated to mackerel and one which focuses on ship model making.

March 25, 2021

Updates to the Fisheries & Maritime Galleries

The Cape Ann Museum is excited to announce that our Fisheries & Maritime galleries now feature two new displays which opened at the beginning of the month: one dedicated to mackerel fishing and the other focusing on ship model making.

The mackerel display explores the history of mackerel fishing on Cape Ann and highlights its development from hook fishing to purse seining.

The ship model making display celebrates the history and use of ship models, as well as the expertise of CAM's Maritime Curator Erik Ronnberg, Jr. This display includes tools and model making materials from his collection and invites visitors to consider the ship models spread throughout the Fisheries & Maritime galleries in a new context.

Both displays include materials accessible via QR code that deepen each story. A preview of this content is available here:

Book your timed entrance to the Museum now to explore these new displays and expand your knowledge of the sea! 


(far left and far right): Cape Ann Museum Fisheries & Maritime Gallery; center (left) Thelma and crew in Gloucester Harbor, 1913. (right) Crewmember Louis Martin Welch on Thelma’s deck, c. 1930s. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.