Atlantic Works Collection
The Atlantic Works, founded in 1853, built and repaired ships and engines at its plant in East Boston until about 1951. In 1946, George Webster, General Superintendent of Atlantic Works, gave a small collection photographs to MIT. Subsequently, the Chief Engineer, Josiah P. Hayward, gave numerous drawings of Atlantic Works vessels to supplement plan material already in the collections. The drawings, roughly cataloged by contract number, are quite fragile, and in need of substantial conservation work.
Title: Atlantic Works Collection
Creator: Atlantic Works
Dates: circa 1853 – circa 1951
Extent: 78 boxes and 7 drawers plans, 2 linear feet archives, and 1 box of photos
Repository: MIT Museum, Hart Nautical Collections
Access: Open for research by appointment. Index available. Access may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Copyright: No known restrictions
Credit: Hart Nautical Collection, MIT Museum