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September 2015

RiverQuest – A Connecticut River Expedition

September 3

Cruise the lower Connecticut River and experience an area that has been labeled by The Nature Conservancy as “One of the Last Great Places.”

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Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program

September 4 - 27

From late summer into fall, the Maritime Gallery will be participating in the Artist-in-Residence program at the Ocean House hotel.

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Book Signing with Stephen R. Berry

September 5 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet the author of A Path in the Mighty Waters: Shipboard Life & Atlantic Crossings to the New World.

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Book Signing with Captain Bill Palmer

September 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Meet Captain Bill Palmer, the author of The Last Battle of the Atlantic.

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

September 13

Enjoy an early evening cruise aboard the 81′ schooner ARGIA.

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Basic Blacksmithing Class

September 16 - October 21

Learn traditional blacksmithing skills from the Museum’s experts.

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“Longitude Found” Presentation

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr Richard Dunn, curator of “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude” will give a talk on the story behind the exhibit.

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“Ships, Clocks & Stars” Member Morning

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join us for a Member Morning and the official ribbon cutting for the new “Ships, Clocks and Stars” exhibit.

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Exhibit Ribbon Cutting

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Mystic Seaport leadership and dignitaries to officially open the new “Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude” exhibit.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 20

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our 24th annual regatta.

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Members’ Annual Meeting & Recognition Day

September 26

Members, join us for reports on the state of the Museum, Board of Trustees election, milestone member recognition, and a memorial tribute.

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Sextants and the Noon Sun

September 26

Learn to use sextants and the noon sun for navigation in this introductory workshop.

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36th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition

September 27 - December 31

This exhibit is the most comprehensive collection of contemporary marine art in the United States.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 27

See more than 100 pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

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October 2015

“Painting en Plein Air” in Oil with William Hanson

October 2 - 4

Paint en plein air at Mystic Seaport with William Hanson, one of the Maritime Gallery’s distinguished artists.

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

October 3 - 4

A weekend introductory class in basic celestial navigation emphasizing the actual methods that were used in the Age of Sail.

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Dinner at the Buckinghams

October 3 - November 7

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

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ARGIA Twilight Cruise

October 3

Enjoy an early evening cruise aboard the 81′ schooner ARGIA.

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Dinner at the Buckingham’s

October 3 - November 7

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

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Visit the Peabody-Essex Museum and the Salem Witch Museum

October 6

Enjoy a day trip to the Peabody Essex Museum and the Salem Witch Museum.

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Adventure Series — A Look at Superstorm Sandy and NOAA Marine Weather Forecasting

October 8

Joe Sienkiewicz discusses the National Weather Service’s challenges tackling the hazards of Superstorm Sandy.

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Fall Beer Tasting

October 10

Join us for this annual event in our Boat Shed down by the river! Sample a wide range of beers provided by Shipyard Brewing Company and other local brewers.

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Chowder Days

October 10 - 12

Enjoy a variety of chowders and other seasonal delights at our annual Columbus Day Weekend event.

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Nautical Nightmares

October 16 - 30

Join Edgar Allen Poe for an eerie Halloween-themed walking tour.

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Fall PILOTS Weekend

October 17 - 18

Museum PILOTS join together during their annual fall weekend to work alongside Mystic Seaport staff.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

October 17 - 18

Learn the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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Dyer Dhow Derby

October 17

Visitors are invited to cheer on the Museum’s fleet of Dyer Dhows and their crews as they race along the Mystic River at the 66th Annual Dyer Dhow Derby

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Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

October 24

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

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Modern Celestial Navigation

October 24 - 25

During this hands-on class, participants will learn how to adjust and use sextants available on the market today.

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Trick-or-Treat

October 31

Kids, put on your costumes and come trick or treating at Mystic Seaport before darkness falls!

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Sundials: It’s All About Time

October 31

Build your own sundial and learn about the mysteries of time.

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November 2015

19th-Century Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

November 2 - 23

Create your own holiday cards inside our Print Shop.

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Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 7

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

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Traditional Boat Building

November 12 - 15

Gain hands-on experience in nearly every phase of traditional boat construction.

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