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The Dragon in Winter — Draken Harald Hårfagre at Mystic Seaport

On a recent visit to the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic CT, I came across the Viking longship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, tied up alongside a wharf, wrapped in glistening white plastic shrink-wrap, its single mast piercing what looked almost like … Continue reading

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New SeaChange Exhibit in Mystic Seaport’s New Thompson Exhibition Building

The Hartford Courant describes the new Thompson Exhibition Building, on the northern end of the 19-acre Mystic Seaport Museum as sitting “like a piece of 21st-century abstract sculpture in the midst of a 19th-century fishing village.” Chad Floyd, one of the architect … Continue reading

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Etched Into Art: Scrimshaw at Mystic Seaport

A new and fascinating video from Mystic Seaport Museum. From their website: From the history and lore inspired by whaling in the 19th century, it can be hard to imagine the whalers being idle at sea. However, whaleships were often … Continue reading

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Mystic Seaport : The Sabino Will Sail Again

Yesterday, we posted about the boiler problems on the historic steamer Sabino at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic CT. During a major restoration of the steamer, built in 1908, it was determined that the boiler will need to be … Continue reading

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Boiler Trouble on the Mystic Seaport Steamer Sabino

The steamer Sabino, built in 1908, has been a popular attraction at the Mystic Seaport Museum since 1974, offering boat rides on the Mystic River to an estimated 33,000 passengers yearly. The steamboat; which the museum bills as the oldest … Continue reading

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Alan Villiers, Mayflower II, Joseph Conrad and Mystic Seaport

While not a particular believer in ghosts, if the ghost of Alan Villiers is about, I suspect that he must smiling.  The arrival of the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport Museum is the reunion, of sorts, of two ships long … Continue reading

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Lighting The Way : Learning about Lighthouses at Mystic Seaport

Another interesting video by Mystic Seaport Museum. Lighting The Way For Ships: Learning about Lighthouses at Mystic Seaport

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The Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Returns to Mystic — and the Voyage Continues

The Charles W. Morgan has returned to the Mystic Seaport Museum from her 38th voyage.  Her previous voyages, between 1841 and 1921, took her around the globe hunting whales, whereas the 38th voyage took the wooden whaling ship to ports in New England, … Continue reading

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The Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Has a New Captain — Richard “Kip” Files

In September we posted about the search for a new captain for the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan.  The whaler, which recently underwent a major reconstruction, first sailed in 1841 and is scheduled to sail again on a three month voyage … 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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A Few Photos from Mystic Seaport Museum

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A few photos of Mystic Seaport Museum on a recent trip sponsored by the New York Shiplore and Model Club. Thanks again to Lee Gruzen, Norman Brouwer and Linda Zatkowski for making the arrangements.

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Honoring the Bicentenial of the War of 1812 with the Captain and Crew of Lynx “America’s Privateer”

On April 14th, at the Mystic Seaport Museum there will be a celebration of the anniversary of the War of 1812 with the captain and crew of the Lynx, “America’s Privateer.”   Historian and award winning author, William H. White, will be … Continue reading

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George H. Moffett Jr. – Educator and Longtime Captain of the Mystic Seaport Schooner Brilliant

Sad news. George H. Moffett Jr., the captain of the Mystic Seaport Museum schooner Brilliant for 25 years, has died of melanoma at his home in Connecticut. He was 66. Moffett was from a naval family. His grandfather, Admiral William A. Moffett, was … Continue reading

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Rebuilding the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan – First Hull Plank

The Charles W. Morgan was launched in 1841. She is America’s last surviving wooden whaleship and is the “crown jewel” of the Mystic Seaport Museum collection.  She has been undergoing restoration at the Henry B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport … Continue reading

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The Rosenfeld Collection

In 1984, the Mystic Seaport Museum acquired the Rosenfeld Collection, one of the largest archives of maritime photographs in the United States.   A video about the remarkable collection which grew out of the Morris Rosenfeld & Sons photography studio. The Rosenfeld … Continue reading

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Meet Sailor and Author John Rousmaniere at Mystic Seaport

For anyone in the area, sailor and author John Rousmaniere will be a guest at Mystic Seaport Museum on Thursday, December 9th for a wine and cheese reception beginning at at 5:30 p.m, followed by a presentation of  sea stories beginning around 6:00 p.m.  The program … Continue reading

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