The Shiverick Ship Yard on Sesuit Harbor. Asa Shiverick launched his first vessel, a schooner, in 1815. This was followed by a square-rigged brig, many more schooners, and eventually eight handsome clipper ships that would grace harbors around the world. The Shivericks (Asa would be joined by three sons in 1837) moved the shipyard near the mouth of Sesuit Creek to enable the launching of the much larger clipper ships, the only Cape shipyard to build such vessels. Financing was principally provided by Dennis native Christopher Hall. A Plaque honoring the Shivericks was dedicated in 1924. The eight clipper ships they built were: Revenue, Hippogriffe, Belle of the West, Kit Carson, Wild Hunter, Webfoot, Christopher Hall, and Ellen Sears.

Sub-collections within this collection

  • Adventers Bounty

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Adventers
  • Alice May Davenport

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Alice May Davenport
  • Alice S. Wentworth

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Alice S. Wentworth
  • Allen Greene

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Allen Greene
  • Amulet

    Collection of materials pertaining to the Clipper Ship Amulet under Anthony Howes, Master
  • Belle of the West

    Items pertaining to the Belle of the West
  • Cabot

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Cabot
  • Captain Allison Howes

    Collection of Items pertaining to Allison Howes while abroad
  • Captain Anthony Howes

    The Howes family sent many of their sons to sea as captains and mates
  • Captain David Crowell

    Collection contains material and artifacts pertaining to David Crowell
  • Captain Howes Baker

    Collection contains materials and artifacts pertaining to Captain Howes Baker
  • Captain John Addy

    Collection of materials pertaining to the voyages of Captain John Addy
  • Captain Judah Eldredge Nickerson

    Materials pertaining to Captain Judah Eldredge Nickerson
  • Captain Laban Howes

    Captain Laban Howes master the ships Dalmatia and Orpheus
  • Captain Laban Howes Jr.

    Collection of artifacts relating to Laban Howes Jr
  • Captain Nathan Sears

    Collection of items pertaining to Captain Nathan Sears
  • Captain Prince S. Crowell

    Collection contains material and artifacts pertaining to Captain Prince S. Crowell, Master of the Ships the Aurelius, the Schooner Deposit, Edwin and the Bark Autoleon, among others
  • Captain William F. Howes

    Collection contains material and artifacts pertaining to Captain William Howes
  • Captain William Handren

    Material and artifacts pertaining to Captain William Handren
  • Chase Family Schooners, Brigs and Sloops

    Schooners, brigs and sloops owned or owned-in-part by the Chase Family
  • Christopher Hall

    Items pertaining to the Christopher Hall
  • Colin C. Baker

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Colin C. Baker - Captain R. S. Hawes
  • Deposit of Boston

    Clipper Ship Deposit of Boston Capt Prince S. Crowell
  • Eagle (of Kennebunk)

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Eagle
  • Emma

    Collection contains materials pertaining to the Brig Emma
  • Hattie

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Hattie
  • Hippogriffe

    Clipper Ship built by the Shiverick Boat Yard in Sesuit, MA. Launched in 1852-04-05
  • James B. Pace

    Materials pertaining to the Schooner James B. Pace
  • James Martin

    Items pertaining to the schooner James Martin
  • Kit Carson

    Collection contains material pertaining to the Clipper Ship Kit Carson, owned by Captain Prince S. Crowell
  • Lottie

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Lottie
  • Luther Child

    Items pertaining to the schooner Luther Child
  • M. E. Eldredge

    Items pertaining to the Schooner M.E. Edredge
  • Newbury

    Items pertaining to the Brig Newbury
  • Nora

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Nora
  • Palestine

    Items pertaining to the Bark Palestine
  • Palmer

    Items pertaining to the Schooner Palmer
  • Plumas

    Items pertaining to the Brig Plumas
  • Reaper

    Collection of items pertaining to the Schooner Reaper
  • Scargo

    Items pertaining to the Scargo
  • Searsville

    Searsville - Schooner built by the Shiverick Boatyard, Dennis, MA
  • Soldan

    Collection contains material pertaining to the Schooner Soldan
  • Sonoma

    Materials relating to the Bark Sonoma mastered by Laban Howes
  • Webfoot

    Collection contains material pertaining to the Clipper Ship Webfoot
  • Wild Hunter

    Collection of Materials pertaining to the Ship Wild Hunter
  • William Tyson

    Items pertaining to the schooner William Tyson

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