Our Lady of Good Voyage: Boston, Massachusetts
Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel; a newly constructed Catholic chapel is now under construction in the Seaport District of Boston. Designed to seat 210, it will replace the existing 1949 Seamen's Chapel which is to be demolished when construction of the new chapel is complete in late 2016. The exterior of the new Chapel, a cross between contemporary and Traditional design, is the result of a collaboration between Exterior architect, Stantec and Ethan Anthony of Cram and Ferguson Architects, LLC. Ethan Anthony with the assistance of Matthew Alderman and Kevin Hogan designed the interior that is inspired by wooden English Gothic churches recalls wooden churches made by ship carpenters and Cardinal Sean's desire that the church reflect the voyage through life.
An important part of the design effort has been the reuse of items salvaged from closed churches in the Boston Archdiocese including approximately thirty stained glass windows and a Victorian era altar and reredos. The font was salvaged from a church in Lynn and the golden cross which will top the tower will be fashioned by welding together two crosses salvaged from another Parish church.
The chapel will also feature a new massive pair of oak doors hand made by Historic Door in Philadelphia surrounded on either side by new stained glass windows to be made by Lyn Hovey Studios depicting Our Lady of Good Voyage on one side and St. Nicholas patron of sailors on the other.