Thar she blows!
Join us as we set sail for Mystic Seaport!
Join us for the 4th stop on our Museum Trail – Mystic Seaport, the Museum of America and the Sea, with Elysa Engelman, PhD, Yale College ’84, who is Exhibits Researcher & Developer at the Seaport! A full day of activities is planned for this family-friendly event. Join us for all or any part of the day. We'll be there rain or shine!
Tentative Schedule (subject to change as new opportunities pop up at the Seaport!)
10:00 Meet and greet, welcome and orientation with Elysa Engelman, PhD, Yale College ’84, Exhibits Researcher & Developer at the Seaport
10:45 “Set a Sail” demonstration onboard the full-rigged 1882 Joseph Conrad
11:15 From “Whale Ho!” to “Fin Out” – Whaleboat demonstration at Middle Wharf*
12:00 to 1:00 LUNCH – there are different dining options at the Seaport, including the Galley http://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/dining/galley/
1:00 “Songs for the 38th Voyage” – The Seaport’s chantey singers tell the stories of whales, whaling, the sea and more with song on the Village Green**
1:30 Elysa Engelman will share her knowledge and experiences of the Charles W. Morgan’s restoration and 38th Voyage
3:00 Man overboard drill at the Gloucester fishing schooner, the L.A. Dunton
3:30 Working aloft onboard the Charles W. Morgan
4:15 Dogwatch – sailors’ songs and stories onboard the Morgan
*if rain, in the Whaleboat Shed
** if rain or wind, in the Chapel
There are so many things to see and do at Mystic Seaport. You can tailor the day to fit your schedule – do the activities in the tentative schedule with the group or wander and do other things on your own. For kids and families – go to http://www.mysticseaport.org/locations/kids/ -- to see such opportunities as the Children’s Museum, playboats to climb on, and a backpack Navigation Quest for older kids where they get a chance to navigate around the Seaport using traditional and modern sailors' tools (compass, spyglass, GPS), collecting cards and finding answers. Other activities that charge an additional fee include shows at the Treworgy Planetarium, horse and carriage rides around the 19th Century village, Mystic River cruise onboard the Sabino, the last remaining wooden, coal-fired steamboat in operation in the U.S., Candle Dipping and Making a Toy Boat Souvenir.
RSVP to Anne Boucher '80 BA at [email protected] no later than Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Admission -- which is payable at the Visitor Center at the entrance to the Seaport -- is:
Adult (18-64) $24
Senior (65+) $22
College Student w/ID $22
Youth (6-17) $15
Children (5 and under) Free
Do you know? In the 1800s, New London, CT was the second-largest whaling port in the world, second only to New Bedford, MA.
Do you know? Because of the significant role it played in the history of Connecticut and its status as an endangered species, the sperm whale was designated the state animal of Connecticut in 1975.
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