Boston Harbor Auctions has been organizing auctions and selling maritime antiques since 1992.
In 1967 Larry Lannan was introduced to maritime antiques in the basement of his Quincy, Massachusetts home.
After selling his business, South Shore Wholesale Tire, Joseph G. Lannan, Jr. (1926-2011), a former merchant mariner and graduate of Mass Maritime Academy, began selling model boats and nautical antiques in the basement of the home he shared with his wife Kathie and two sons, Joe and Larry. Larry and Joe worked with their dad fixing model boats, interacting with clients and polishing brass. Growing up around model boats, Joe and Larry learned a lot about antiques and the history of yachting while working for their dad and soon developed strong entrepreneurial skills with a steadfast and dedicated work ethic. Joe Lannan took the boys on buying trips to antique markets and frequented maritime museums where their knowledge of the market and itís merchants grew; cementing the roots of the maritime business within the family.