This reproduction of a Cape Cod catboat was built in the Museum’s Small Boat Shop in 1987 using the techniques developed by the Crosby family of boatbuilders in Osterville on Cape Cod. The 20-foot boat is typical of those built for fishing and for pleasure use around 1900. At Mystic Seaport Museum, the Breck Marshall is used to take sight-seeing passengers on the upper Mystic River.

The Breck Marshall was built with funds donated by the Catboat Association and named for the late president of Marshall Marine, a catboat builder and enthusiast.

This vessel operates seasonally. For the current schedule, click here.

About the Boat

  • Built: 1987
  • Builders: Barry Thomas, Clark Poston, and Bret Laurent, with assistance from volunteers Chet Rice and Ed Ostiguy
  • Location: Mystic Seaport Museum Small Boat Shop
  • Length: 20 feet