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A Mariners’ Christmas — Mystic Seaport Wreaths and Lobster Pot Trees

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it is time to start decorating for Christmas with lights, trees, and wreathes. At the Mystic Seaport Museum, 170 wreaths are being constructed or decorated over a period of 18 days to provide decorations … Continue reading

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Farming the Sea: Oystering at Mystic Seaport

Here is a wonderful short video about oystering in Long Island Sound from the Mystic Seaport Museum.  Farming the Sea: Oystering at Mystic Seaport More information about oysters from the Mystic Seaport site:

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Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Parade 2017

Here is some lovely drone footage of the boat parade from the 2017 Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Rendevous.  The recently restored 1908 steamboat Sabino leads the parade. Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Parade 2017

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The WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport

A wonderful video promoting the Mystic Seaport Museum‘s Annual WoodenBoat Show, which began yesterday and runs through Sunday, July 2nd. There are more than 100 traditional and classic wooden boats of every type on display on the historic museum waterfront. … Continue reading

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On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport

In 2011, we posted about the Rosenfeld Collection at the Mystic Seaport with a particular focus on their maritime photography. Mystic Seaport has a new exhibit of another aspect of the work of the Rosenfelds “On Land and On Sea: A … Continue reading

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Mystic Seaport Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

Next Saturday, January 14th, the Mystic Seaport Museum, in Mystic, CT, is  hosting its annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing from 1-5 PM at Frohsinn Hall, 54 Greenmanville Ave., directly across the street from the museum. Everyone is invited to join in … Continue reading

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Hauling the Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport

I hope everyone who celebrates the American holiday is having a wonderful Thanksgiving. The holiday is associated with a group of English settlers now known as the Pilgrims who arrived on the Massachusetts coast around 1620 on the ship Mayflower. … Continue reading

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Mystic Seaport, Scavaging Ship’s Timbers From Hurricanes & Happenstance

In 2009, we posted about how thousands of trees downed by Hurricane Ike in Galveston, TX proved to be a literal and figurative windfall for Mystic Seaport in rebuilding the historic whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan.  Of the 40,000 trees … Continue reading

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Bringing History to Life: Interpreters at Mystic Seaport

The first time I visited Mystic Seaport Museum was around 1974 when, as a student of naval architecture with a summer job in New York City, I took the train out to Mystic, CT. It was like no museum I … Continue reading

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Journey to Restoration: Mayflower II at Mystic Seaport DuPont Shipyard

Mystic Seaport’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard is working in partnership with Plimoth Plantation to restore Mayflower II. Mayflower II will move back to its berth at the Plimouth Plantation for the summer and then return to Mystic for an extended … Continue reading

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The Return of the Schooner Amistad

The schooner Amistad, the official flagship of the State of Connecticut, has seen difficult times in recent years. Built fifteen years ago at Mystic Seaport, until recently, the ship had been in receivership since 2014, after Amistad America, the non-profit which ran the … Continue reading

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The Cooperage at Mystic Seaport: A Woodworking Craft

Just about 40 years ago, while a student studying naval architecture, I had a summer job working for a major oil company in New York City. One weekend, two friends and I took a train out to visit Mystic Seaport. … Continue reading

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Gods Mortals and Protectors — Figureheads at Mystic Seaport

There is a magic to ship’s figureheads.  In Conrad’s Mirror of the Sea who wrote about the ships and figureheads that he saw on London’s docks:   It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing … Continue reading

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Captain Wanted for 172 Year Old Whaling Ship, Charles W. Morgan – No Captain Ahabs Need Apply

Mystic Seaport is looking for a new captain for the newly rebuilt whaling ship, Charles W. Morgan. The whaler first sailed in 1841 and is scheduled to undertake a  three month voyage next summer.  The captain must have a 500-ton Near Coastal … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan Restoration

We posted yesterday about the “shutter plank” being fastened to the whaleship Charles W. Morgan in Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.  The Morgan, built in 1841, is America’s last surviving wooden whaleship and has been undergoing a fiver year restoration.   I came a across … Continue reading

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The “Shutter Plank” Goes on the Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Today at Mystic Seaport, CT

Correction:  The original post listed the wrong date for the anticipated launching of the  Charles W. Morgan. The correct date is  July 21, 2013. Congratulations to the Mystic Seaport Museum and all those working on the whaleship Charles W. Morgan.  This afternoon at around 2PM, … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan Day at Mystic Seaport

This Saturday November 10, 2012, from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m,, the Mystic Seaport Museum is celebrating the 71st anniversary of the arrival in Mystic of the whale ship Charles W. Morgan.  The Morgan was launched in 1841 and is … Continue reading

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21st Annual Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport, June 29-July 1

For anyone who loves wooden boats, Mystic Seaport is the place to be this weekend.  Starting Friday and running through the weekend, the 21st Annual WoodenBoat Show will feature a fleet of beautiful wooden boats of all shapes and sizes as well … Continue reading

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For the Love of Sea Music – Mystic Seaport’s 33rd Annual Sea Music Festival

Mystic Seaport has put together a wonderful short video where lovers of sea music speak of just it means to them, just in time for the Seaport’s upcoming 33rd Annual Sea Music Festival from June 7-10, 2012 in Mystic, Connecticut.  The three … Continue reading

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Help Save the Schooner Lettie G. Howard

The Lettie G. Howard is in trouble.  The wooden Fredonia schooner was built in Essex, Massachusetts in 1893. She was acquired by the South Street Seaport Museum in 1968 and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989.  She was recently drydocked … Continue reading

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