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Spend a semester at Mystic Seaport studying the history, literature, science and policy of the world's oceans.
The Munson Institute: Logistics
Campus and Community: Mystic Seaport is located on the banks of the Mystic River, in Mystic, Connecticut. The Museum is located on the site of a 19th-century shipyard, and includes an historic village setting, numerous exhibit galleries, an expansive research library and collections center, as well as the only existing historic preservation shipyard where the skills and knowledge of the past are applied to traditional watercraft. During the summer of 2013, the world's only surviving wooden whaling vessel, the Charles W. Morgan, will be launched in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard.
Mystic, Connecticut, is located in the southeastern corner of the state where the waters of Long Island Sound meet the North Atlantic. As such, the greater Mystic area has a long history of maritime activity, from colonial shipbuilding, fishing, whaling, and merchant trade to the current presence of nuclear submarine construction and operations. The University of Connecticut's maritime campus and the US Coast Guard Academy are a short drive away.
Accommodations: Participants will live in each of four historic houses adjacent to Mystic Seaport and the Mystic River. These 19th-century homes, where shipbuilders, millworkers and fishermen once lived, are now equipped with high-speed Internet connections, microwaves and the furnishings and comforts of a modest, modern home. Some rooms are single rooms, while others are doubles. Common spaces, kitchen, dining room, and living room are shared by all house residents and require accommodation and cooperation among housemates. The houses also serve as the foundation for the growing collegial community that blossoms during a summer institute.
Directions: Mystic is located midway between New York City and Boston. Interstate 95 passes within a half mile of the Mystic Seaport, while Amtrak stops downtown, within walking distance.
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