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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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Post Irene Wrap-up: How the Ships & Boats Coped with the Storm

Hurricane Irene has swept past, not as bad as she could have been, but bad enough, nevertheless.  Downgraded to a tropical storm by 9AM this morning, she still caused significant flooding on the East coast, hitting  Philadelphia  particularly hard. The city, situated between the Delaware … Continue reading

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Mystic Seaport Wants to See Your Tattoo

Mystic Seaport is hosting a Tattoos & Tallships Weekend on Saturday, July 16th and Sunday, July 17th.   If you have a tattoo and a story to tell about it, be sure to stop by the “Tattoo Tales” booth, where you can … Continue reading

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20th Annual Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show

For anyone in the area, the Mystic Seaport Wooden Boat Show, which starts today and runs through Sunday,  is well worth stopping by.   The show is sponsored in partnership with WoodenBoat  Publications. The WoodenBoat Show A video about the show: 20th … Continue reading

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32nd Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport

The 32nd Annual Sea Music Festival at Mystic Seaport starts this Thursday night, June 9th, and runs through Sunday, June 12th.    More than 5,000 people gather each year to hear Mystic Seaport’s Chantey Staff along with a solid core of performers … Continue reading

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Skin and Bones – Tattoos in the Life of the American Sailor

Mystic Seaport is featuring a traveling exhibit from Philadelphia’s Independence Seaport Museum – Skin & Bones,  Tattoos in the Life of an American Sailor. The exhibition runs through September 5, 2011. Skin and Bones – Tattoos in the Life of the American … Continue reading

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Christmas by the Sea at Mystic Seaport

I almost prefer visiting Mystic Seaport in the wintertime.  The summertime crowds are gone, wood or coal stoves heat the chandlery and the rope walk and the ships are as lovely as ever against a winter sky.   Mystic Seaport is especially lovely around Christmas. … Continue reading

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Fish & Ships Seafood Festival at Mystic Seaport this Weekend

Assuming that Hurricane Earl doesn’t interfere, the 3rd annual Fish & Ships Labor Day Weekend Seafood Festival will be held at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut this Saturday through Monday. Fish & Ships Seafood Festival back at Mystic Seaport

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Schooner Amistad Returns to Mystic for Repairs after Rigging Failure

After suffering what was described as “serious rigging failure” in heavy seas off the Florida coast last week, the schooner Amistad has returned to Mystic, CT for repairs.   She is expected to “be there for some time.”  The Amistad was built at … Continue reading

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Charles W. Morgan to Sail Again?

Intriguing news about Charles W. Morgan, the last American sailing whale ship.  From Boston.com Mystic Seaport officials are now considering whether to make the ship seaworthy again so that it can tour New England’s coastline in the summer of 2012, … Continue reading

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