Welcome to Our Model Shipwright And Research Group

Upon a chance introduction at the Military History Society of Rochester New York  in 2015 several like minded individuals, working through the Nautical Research Guild, were able to form our group.  We quickly realized we were an enthusiastic collection of ship modelers and researchers interested in the history and preservation of our maritime legacy in the age of sail and more.

Our club brings together members from near and far;  Rochester NY, Syracuse NY, Buffalo NY, Florida and even Lisbon Portugal. We are from all walks of life, experience, endeavors with varied nautical interests making for a very dynamic group.


We draw in subject matter experts to enlighten us in the historical nature of naval and maritime craft, and their accurate modeling. We utilize modern technologies, such as laser machining, as well as tried and true methods to construct some splendid models. It should be added we are of all skill levels and encourage new members with little or no modeling experience.

Please note for the near term we will be holding our meetings via internet video conferencing. Members will be advised of the access key for entry. Guests who wish to join us must contact us through the Contact area of this web page. We normally schedule the virtual meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7PM. However due to some conflicts in scheduling please visit our events page for possible changes.

Group and Individual Build Projects
Subject Matter Expertise
Mentoring for New Members