Halsey Chase Herreshoff

Halsey Chase Herreshoff (born 1933) is a Naval Architect of production- and custom yachts, sailor and former president of Herreshoff Marine Museum. At the museum he and Edward duMoulin founded the America's Cup Hall of Fame in 1992. Halsey is son of Sidney DeWolf Herreshoff and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff and the grandson of the famous Nathanael Greene Herreshoff. As several before him in the Herreshoff family he studied Naval Architecture. At Webb Institute of Naval Architecture he finished a bachelors degree and later a master at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the US navy he achieved rank of Lieutenant before he started as a Naval Architect at the Bethlehem Steel Company and as a teacher at MIT. Halsey was involved in politics and was the elected chief executive officer (Town Administrator) in Bristol Town Council, Rhode Island from 1986 to 1994. As a yacht designer his Freedom 40 design led to a line of Herreshoff ketches from 27 to 45 feet and changed the way the world felt about un-stayed masts.

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1. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Colleges/University

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, also known as MIT, is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.

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Type University
2013. 11 bil. $
2012. 10.1 bil. $
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77 Massachusetts Avenue, 02139 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
2012. 4,503
2010. 4,299
2009. 4,232
2012. 6,686
2010. 6,267
2009. 6,152
Acceptance rate
2014. 7.73 %
2013. 8.2 %
2012. 8.9 %
2011. 9.7 %
2010. 10.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 43.5 K $
2012. 42.1 K $
2010. 38.9 K $
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