In January 2022, the museum received an extensive collection of photographs from longtime summer Woods Hole resident, Dorothy (Dottie) Crossley, who passed away in December, 2019.
After graduating from Smith College in 1950, Dottie embarked on a pioneering career as a female sports photojournalist for the next 50 years, documenting countless skiing and sailing events.
She had a home in New Hampshire where she captured the growth of the New England ski industry. She covered the Cape Cod sailing scene for the Falmouth Enterprise and these original photos make up a large part of this donation. She usually photographed local races on board the WHYC committee boat, Cigana. We’re pleased to be able to share some of these historic images.
In addition to racing, she documented decades of other yacht club events.
And blow, it did, as anyone who was in the area in August 1991 will remember.
In calmer weather, she was often up in a plane doing aerial shots of the area.
Thanks to Dottie’s family for providing us with this wonderful and historic collection of photographs.
To view all of her photos, go to our searchable Photograph Collections page and enter “Crossley, Dorothy” into the search box.