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. Re-opening in June 2020.