Adventurous Use of the Sea: The Cruising Club of America

Preserving the Adventure

The Cruising Club of America Reading Room

“Putting the combined experience of our members into practical form for general use.”

Henry A. Wise Wood, 1923
Blue Ocean

Explore the adventures of over 1200 members whose stories continue to inspire.

From its earliest years, the Cruising Club has collected and published membersʼ accounts of their adventures at sea. Through its Yearbook (published since 1923), newsletter, and other publications, the Club offers a public record of ocean sailing.

Mystic Seaport holds the archives of the Cruising Club of America. We invite you to browse the CCA Reading Room, whether youʼre looking for a good adventure story or planning your own adventure at sea.

For inquiries and research requests, please contact Paul O’Pecko, Vice President of Collections and Research: or 860.572.5366.