Faculty Advisor

Mott, Wesley T.


The Martha's Vineyard Historical Society Museum maintains a specialized collection of shipping related books and artifacts. Using this collection, the group examined the role of shipping in the Vineyard Sound in the Nineteenth Century. The group created a database to improve access to the museum's collection by presenting photographs and allowing searching of two boarding logs. Statistical searches of the boarding logs show a change from general maritime shipping in the Vineyard Sound to industrial shipping in the period from 1840 to 1875.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2001

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts