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Seeking Captain/Educator for Schooner Amistad

Almost exactly a year ago, we posted, The Return of the Schooner Amistad, about the efforts of the non-profit, Discovering Amistad, to return the schooner to operation.  Discovering Amistad has recently announced that it is searching for a Captain/Educator for the  replica … Continue reading

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Repost: The Battle of Stonington, CT 1814 — Rocket’s Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air

Two hundred and two years ago this week, in a three day battle, the militia at Stonington, CT drove off a four ship Royal Navy flotilla during the War of 1812.  Here is lightly edited repost about the battle from July … Continue reading

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1841 Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Launching July 21st – Watch it Live on Webcam!

After a five year restoration, the 1841 built whaleship Charles W. Morgan is returning to the water at the Mystic Seaport Museum, tomorrow at 2 PM. The museum has set up a live web cam for those of us who … Continue reading

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The Rocket’s Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air – the Battle of Stonington, 1814

Yesterday, I went on a field trip  with the New York Shiplore and Model Club to Stonington and Mystic, Connecticut. (Thanks to Lee Gruzen, Norman Brouwer and Linda Zatkowski for making the arrangements.)  Our first stop was Stonington, Connecticut, a … Continue reading

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Graves Of 18th Century Connecticut & Rhode Island Ship’s Captains Discovered In Suriname

The graves of four ship’s captains and merchants dating from the mid-18th century have been found in Suriname, a former Dutch sugar colony on the northern coast of South America. The graves of privateer Capt. Michael Burnham of Middletown, CT; Capt. William Barbut … Continue reading

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70th Anniversary Celebration of the Charles W Morgan at Mystic Seaport

Sail the Morgan 2014 is hosting a week-long celebration of the arrival of the last American wooden whaleship, the Charles W. Morgan, in Mystic, Connecticut.  The celebration running from  “October 28 to November 5 will feature a restaurant week, shopping … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike and the Windfall for the Charles W. Morgan

A windfall, a sudden and unexpected occurrence of good fortune, literally refers to fruit or timber knocked down by the wind. Here is an intriguing story of a literal windfall from the Maritime Texas blog.

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