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Return of the Steamer Sabino at Mystic Seaport

In January 2016, we posted about how during a major restoration of the 1908 coal-fired steamer Sabino at the Mystic Seaport Museum, it was determined that the boiler was beyond repair and would need to be replaced. Now with new decking … 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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Wreck of Steamer Robert J. Walker, Sunk in 1860, Identified Off New Jersey Coast

In 1970, fisherman discovered a shipwreck in about 85 feet of water, ten miles off the Absecon Inlet on the New Jersey coast.   For more than 40 years, divers have visited the unidentified wreck.  Now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration … Continue reading

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Privateer Royaliste, the Sternwheeler Portland and the Very Bad Friday the 13th

Correction: Based on local news reports, we originally posted that water pressure from the steamer Portland‘s paddle-wheel damaged the Royaliste.  We were incorrect. The Portland clearly backed into the ketch, which was tied up  alongside the dock.  See the video below, which shows the impact.   … Continue reading

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