A research library specializing in American maritime history, the G. W. Blunt White Library at Mystic Seaport; seeks to collect, preserve, and make available all manner of materials documenting maritime life at sea. Subjects of the collection include, but are not limited to ships (passenger ships, merchant marine, ocean liners, Coast Guard, naval, and pleasure), immigration, yachting, voyages, women at sea, crew lists, whaling, exploration, and discovery. In addition, the G.W. Blunt White Library also contains more than 3,000 rare books.
I’ve worked as a volunteer for the library for 10 years. I have never found a more pleasant, dedicated and professional group of people. The Atheneum and its staff are a treasure for this town.
- Jane Duffy