Lobster Days returns Memorial Day Weekend

Proceeds to Support Mystic Rotary Club’s Community Charities

Mystic Seaport plans to kick off the summer season and prepare for the cracking of thousands of lobster claws at the 28th annual Lobster Days during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, 2013.

Members of the Mystic Rotary Club will serve “lobsters-in-the-rough” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Diners can enjoy their picnic-style meal under Mystic Seaport’s open-air Boat Shed where they can watch boats cruising on the Mystic River. More than 3,000 lobsters will be cooked and served over the course of the weekend with all proceeds going to support the Rotary Club’s community organizations and projects.

In addition to a great meal, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the water as the Museum’s boat rental dock will be open, and the 1908 steamboat Sabino and catboat Breck Marshall will be operating a regular schedule of brief cruises on the Mystic River.

On Monday, May 27, the Museum will hold its annual Decoration Day ceremony. Known today as Memorial Day, Decoration Day was formally instituted by the U.S. Government in 1868 as a day of national remembrance of those killed during the Civil War. Costumed role-players will conduct an 1876 tribute and procession to honor the fallen beginning at 10:30 a.m.

A special combination ticket of Museum admission and a single lobster dinner is available for $40. The youth combination ticket (ages 6-17) is $33. A senior combination ticket (ages 65 and older) is available for $38.

Lobster dinners can be purchased separately from Museum admission for $22 (single lobster) and $38 (twin lobster). Lobster platters include coleslaw, corn on the cob, drawn butter, and choice of iced tea or lemonade. Hot dog platters are available for $7. Coastal Gourmet, the Museum’s food service provider, will also be offering wine and beer for purchase.

In the past, Lobster Days has raised as much as $20,000 for the Rotary’s charitable causes. Recipients include community enterprises such as Groton Human Services, Riverfront Children’s Center, the Stonington Community Center, and college scholarships for local students.

About Mystic Seaport

Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world.

Press Contact

Dan McFadden, 860.572.5317
dan.mcfadden@mysticseaport.org