CA. 1754 Maritime Museum (Bates Ship Chandlery)

The Bates Ship Chandlery was constructed in the mid-18th century by Samuel Bates, a prominent captain, and businessman. The Bates Ship Chandlery outfitted Bates’ fleet of schooners as well as other vessels and supplied the families of sailors and others with a variety of dry goods.


In 1957, the two-story, wood-framed, clapboard building was moved to Elm Street. The Bates Chandlery, also known as the Maritime Museum, was subsequently restored and now houses a collection of artifacts and artwork related to Cohasset’s long history as a maritime-centered community.

The building is closed for a restoration project, courtesy of Community Preservation Act funding.  


Cohasset Historical Society, Pratt Building, 

106 South Main Street, Cohasset 02025

781-383-1434  |


Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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