John Harrison Endowment Society

The Endowment Society recognizes persons who have given $1,000 or more to the Association's various Endowment Funds.

The Society is named in honor of John Harrison, an English clockmaker. He invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought device in solving the problem of establishing the East-West position or longitude of a ship at sea, thus revolutionizing and extending the possibility of safe long distance sea travel in the Age of Sail.