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Book Signing with Vivian Volovar

April 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Meet the author of the popular children’s book “Lobster Lady.”

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Adventure Series: Readiness for the Morgan’s 38th Voyage

April 17

Captain Kip Files and Shipyard Director Quentin Snediker will discuss the preparations made to the 1841 whaleship for her 38th Voyage.

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Behind the Canvas: Interpreting a Photograph while Capturing Light

April 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

David Lussier, the plein air master artist, will show how uses his outdoor painting knowledge and experience in the studio to create fresh works.

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Educators’ Weekend

April 12 - 13

Our 12th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn how to keep your traditional boat beautiful for years to come.

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March 2014

Dinner at the Buckingham-Hall House

March 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Behind the Canvas: Painting Transparency, Light, Shadows and Reflections in Water Images

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Watch Maritime Gallery artist Del-Bourree Bach demonstrate how he creates his paintings of water.

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Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation: Latitude and Longitude by Noon Sun

March 29 - 30

Learn the classic, time-honored method of finding latitude by the noon sun.

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Adventure Series – Raising Whales: How Cetaceans are Helping Restore the Oceans

March 20

Author Joe Roman will discuss his examination of the history and future of whales.

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Maritime Author Series with Stuart M. Frank

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The author will discuss his new book, “Scrimshaw and Provenance.”

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Introduction to Half-Model Construction

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Learn the basics of half-hull construction by carving your own model of a classic sailboat.

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Dinner at the Buckingham-Hall House: Open-Hearth Cooking Class

March 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

March 1 - 15

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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February 2014

Behind the Canvas: Creating a Wet-in-Wet Watercolor Painting

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Watch as Maritime Gallery artist Robert Noreika creates a fluid wet-in-wet watercolor.

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Adventure Series: South Georgia in the Wake of the Whale

February 20

Thies Matzen discusses South Georgia’s whaling history and how the island is changing its legacy from exploitation to rehabilitation.

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Traditional Boat Building

February 20 - 23

Our class focuses on traditional carvel construction and will prepare you for most boatbuilding projects.

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 15 - 17

Join us as we celebrate our winter reopening. All children ages 17 and under will receive free admission!

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Maritime Author Series with Mark J. Gabrielson

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Deer Isle’s Undefeated America’s Cup Crews” tells the story of the famous Deer Isle crews of 1895 and 1899.

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Near Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar

February 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a special seminar designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields specifically for local boaters.

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January 2014

Adventure Series: What’s Down There?

January 16

Rachael Miller, the founder of Rozalia Project, will discuss the problem of marine debris in our coastal waters.

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Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stuck in the winter doldrums? Break out in song at our annual Chantey Blast and Pub Sing!

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Maritime Author Series with Robin Lloyd

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Robin Lloyd discusses his rich seafaring story filled of intrigue.

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Adventure Series: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Rowboat

December 19, 2013

At age 22 Katie Spotz set the world record for the youngest person to row solo across the Atlantic.

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Bring your children to the Membership Building to meet Santa Claus!

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Book Signing with Peter and Norma Stanford

December 8, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The authors of “A Dream of Tall Ships: How New Yorkers Came Together to Save the City’s Sailing-Ship Waterfront” will visit December 8.

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Traditional Boat Building

December 5, 2013 @ 9:00 am - December 8, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of construction of a traditional plank-on-frame, smooth or lapstrake-planked boat.

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November 2013

Book Signing with Vivian Volovar

November 29, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

The local resident and author will stop by Nov. 29 to sign copies of her children’s book.

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Double Discount Days

November 29, 2013 - December 8, 2013

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and receive 20% off your purchase!

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Marine Artists in Winter

November 23, 2013 - April 14, 2014

Reasonably priced and beautifully framed, these small masterpieces are perfect for holiday gift giving.

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Adventure Series: Polar Bears to Penguins

November 21, 2013

Mark Roye & Nancy Krill will share their sailing adventures that followed the routes of the early Yankee maritime fur traders and whalers.

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Intermediate Celestial Navigation: Star Sights and Lines of Position

November 16, 2013 - November 17, 2013

Learn more about the use of the sextant and the traditional “twilight round” of star sights for determining a vessel’s position.

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George Daughan Book Signing

November 10, 2013 - November 11, 2013

Award-winning historian George C. Daughan visits to sign copies of his new book, “The Shining Sea.”

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Intermediate Observing: A Practical Lesson on the Night Sky

November 9, 2013 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A four-hour class that builds on the knowledge gained from our Introductory Observation course.

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CHARLES W. MORGAN Day

November 9, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the MORGAN’s arrival to Mystic. Free admission for all visitors!

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