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This is what's on the menu this Saturday at Mystic Seaport! Rain or shine we have a fantastic lineup of local oyster growers, restaurants, conservation groups, talks, demonstrations, and live music all day. We even ordered up a big tent in case it rains. So if you like oysters, love oysters, or just want to learn about them, grab your coat and join us. You will not leave hungry. bit.ly/2cPXozQ ... See MoreSee Less

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The CHARLES W. MORGAN was hauled from the Mystic River in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard on Wednesday morning, September 28. The ship will be out of the water for approximately one month for routine maintenance that we do every three years. It is a great opportunity to see the hull close up. We hope to open her for visitors to go on board by Saturday morning. bit.ly/2dDZpU6 ... See MoreSee Less

The CHARLES W. MORGAN was hauled from the Mystic River in the Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard on Wednesday morning, September 28. The ship will be out of the water for approximately o...

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In preparation for this Saturday's Mystic River Oyster Festival, we dug into the collections to find a few historic images. Here we have two unidentified oyster sharpies at Ball Oyster Company on the Quinnipiac River circa 1938. Sharpies were hard-chined, flat-bottomed sailboats that originated in the New Haven, CT area. They were good sailors and their extreme shallow draft made them ideal for oystering in shoreline tidal waters. They are thought to have derived from dugout canoes. Note the large pile of oyster shells at right. MSM 1996.51 bit.ly/2cPXozQ ... See MoreSee Less

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Mystic Seaport updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

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