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November 2014

Introduction to Half-Model Construction

November 1

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

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Celestial Navigation: 19th-Century Methods

November 1 - 2

This celestial navigation class emphasizes the actual historical methods that were used in the Age of Sail.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Observing the Moon

November 15 - 16

A weekend class on the method of finding longitude by lunar distances.

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19th-Century Holiday Greeting Card Workshop

November 18 - December 9

Create your own holiday cards inside the Museum’s 19th-century Print Shop.

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Searching for the BONHOMME RICHARD, Flagship of John Paul Jones

November 20

Melissa Ryan will speak about her experience in searching for the sailing warship.

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Marine Artists in Winter

November 23, 2014 - April 19, 2015

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

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Field Days

November 28 - 29

House filled with visiting family for the holiday and you’re looking for something to do? Bring them to Field Days!

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Double Discount Days

November 28 - December 7

Members, get started on your holiday shopping and save!

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Lantern Light Tours

November 29 - December 27

Experience a New England holiday tradition at Mystic Seaport.

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December 2014

Traditional Boat Building

December 4 - 7

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

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Book Signing with Paul S. Krantz, Jr.

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

“Riding the Wild Ocean” is a how-to manual for the sailor contemplating ocean adventuring in small boats.

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Book Signing with Judith Silva

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The sailor has authored “Voyage of Albatross” and “The Voyage of Yankee Lady.”

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Santa Claus is Coming!

December 13

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

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Down in the Hold: Stowing Away aboard the CHARLES W. MORGAN

December 18

Ryan Leighton will discuss his once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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Community Carol Sing

December 21

Free admission will be given to our annual carol sing with the donation of a canned good item.

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Holiday Magic

December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015

Enjoy special family-fun activities at Mystic Seaport during the holiday break.

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January 20152015

Chantey Blast and Pub Sing

January 3, 2015

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

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Journey Between the Oceans: The Panama Canal

January 15, 2015

Niki Sepsas will share a visual journey through the Canal.

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February 2015

Safety at Sea Seminar

February 7, 2015

The day-long seminar is designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields specifically for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers.

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Winter’s Aweigh

February 14, 2015 - February 16, 2015

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

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Preserved on the Mighty Waters: Exploring the Indian Mariners Project

February 19, 2015

Jason Mancini will discuss the history of Connecticut Indians in various forms of maritime labor.

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Behind the Canvas with Robert Lagasse

February 28, 2015

The artist’s presentation “Mind into Matter” will share how he creates an original one-of-a-kind nautical wood carving.

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March 2015

The Life of a Tugboat Captain

March 19, 2015

Brian Fournier will share his experiences working in the maritime industry.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 21, 2015 - March 22, 2015

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

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Behind the Canvas with Steven Kennedy

March 28, 2015

Watch as the artist demonstrates “Using Effective Color in your Plein Air Paintings.”

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April 2015

Coming to America: The Story of the Japanese Tsunami Marine Debris

April 16, 2015

Jim Carlton will discuss the many species that survived the voyages to North America and Hawaii.

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Educators’ Weekend

April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

Our 13th annual Educators’ Weekend features free admission for teachers and their families.

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Intermediate Celestial Navigation

April 25, 2015 - April 26, 2015

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

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Behind the Canvas with Jane McGraw-Tuebner

April 25, 2015

Watch as the artist demonstrates “Creating a Magical Mood with Landscape Pastel Painting.”

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May 2015

Varnishing Techniques for Traditional Boats

May 2, 2015

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

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RUM RUNNER II Lighthouse Cruise

May 13, 2015

Enjoy a 90-minute cruise in Narragansett Bay aboard the 58′ motor yacht RUM RUNNER II.

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Spring PILOTS Weekend

May 16, 2015 - May 17, 2015

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

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Lobster Days

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015

Crack your first claw of the season at our annual Lobster Days during Memorial Day Weekend.

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