Peabody Essex Museum

Description: Collection includes thousands of 19th and 20th c merchant vessels, categorized by vessel name, including Donald McKay’s original ink drawing for Glory of the Seas; Josiah Fox collection of early sailing navy vessels; plans for steamships including the original drawings by Benjamin Wistar Morris for interior decoration of Queen Mary; and yacht designs of B.B. Crowninshield, Sam Crocker, K. Aage Nielsen, and selected holdings by Carl Alberg. Use restricted for some.

Vessel Types

  • Military
  • Commercial / Cargo
  • Commercial / Passenger
  • Commercial / Fishing
  • Recreation / Pleasure
  • Sailing
  • Steam
  • Small Craft

Type of Access

  • By Appointment
  • Written Request


Assistant registrar