Atlas Obscura & Timberland Present: Mapping the Sea - Atlas Obscura

Boston, MA

Atlas Obscura & Timberland Present: Mapping the Sea

A nautical exploration of maritime art and history, complete with a harbor voyage and cartography workshop.

Join Atlas Obscura and Timberland in Boston for a two-part adventure at sea, as we spend the day exploring the nautical history of Boston Harbor and learning the lost art of map-making. 

For the first part of our trip we'll set sail on "The Formidable", a classic "tall ship" schooner. Take in the stunning views and salt air aboard this picturesque vessel while you discover the fascinating stories of the harbor's highlights and nautical past. We'll enjoy a catered lunch on board, complete with beers from Brooklyn Brewery and fresh Boston breezes. 

After our sea voyage, we'll board the docked "Music City Queen" cruise ship, where artist and map-maker Constance Brown will guide us through a workshop where we'll create our own hand-painted maps. Connie's cartographic creations, which depict everything from global journeys, to genealogical histories, historical biographies, burritos, bike trips, and elephants, have received abundant praise from such entities as National Geographic, Forbes, and the Wall Street Journal. She'll collaborate with us to design and create maps that graph our own journeys, teaching us the basic skills and concepts to create a beautiful visual representation of our individual landscapes. 

This unique event on the modern trail is part of Timberland and Brooklyn Brewery's Mash Tour, which focuses on urban art, culture, and exploration. Thanks to our friends at Timberland, all transportation, meals, materials and supplies for this experience will be provided for attendees free of charge.

Spaces for this adventure are extremely limited; RSVP required!

This event is 18+