President’s Letters

Whaleboat builders pose for a photo in front of the Morgan. Front Row: Dana Hewson; Graham McKay, Lowell’s Boat Shop; Nat Benjamin, Gannon & Benjamin; Bill Sauerbrey, Beetle Cat Boat Shop (former Mystic Seaport staff); Manny Palomo, Beetle; Geoff McKonly, Rocking the Boat; Evelyn Ansel.
Back Row: Howell Crim, Alexandria Seaport Foundation; Matthew Stackpole; Bill Womack, Beetle; Bruce Mackenzie, Independence Seaport Museum; Quentin Snediker; Walter Ansel.

The Countdown Begins

It’s hard to believe that so much time has passed since the Charles W. Morgan was hauled in 2008, but here we are less than six months away from her historic launch.

Steve White presenting Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy with a Morgan trunnel at a press conference in Hartford announcing the academic year 2013-14 as the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”

The Stage is Set

There is much to look forward to in 2013 at Mystic Seaport, but now is the opportunity to reflect on the accomplishments of so many throughout the past year.

Happy holidays from Mystic Seaport!

Season’s Greetings!

I’d like to add my holiday cheer to all our members and friends.

Mystic Seaport staff preparing for Hurricane Sandy

Giving Thanks

I’m glad to report that Hurricane Sandy’s arrival brought with it impressive winds and surge, but our staff’s response was once again exemplary.

Alexandra Alpert, Director of Membership and Volunteer Services, led the recognition of milestone members at the annual meeting.

Annual Meeting of Members

On September 21, Mystic Seaport held the 83rd Annual Meeting of Members, which is an opportunity for our members to hear reports on the state of Museum and to celebrate the milestone years of longtime members.

Autumn at Mystic Seaport

Fall is Our Second Summer

As I have said before, fall is a second summer for Mystic Seaport. The grounds are just as active and engaged, and we do not disappoint.

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An Election

Since early May, the management team at Mystic Seaport has been dealing with an effort by some of our employees to unionize through the AFT Connecticut.

The WoodenBoat Show at Mystic Seaport

Setting Course for this Summer

By the time the E-Newsletter “goes to press” the WoodenBoat Show, along with the Small Craft Workshop, will have just packed up, leaving Mystic Seaport suddenly quiet yet with a feeling of accomplishment.

Welcome, summer!

Welcome, summer!

All the staff would agree how wonderful it is to have the public streaming back to the campus. It’s been a great start to the year, building on what was a successful end to fiscal year 2012 on April 30.

Steve White presenting Conn. Gov. Dannel Malloy with a Morgan trunnel at a press conference in Hartford announcing the academic year 2013-14 as the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”

Leading the Way

Last month in a ceremony at the state Capitol in Hartford, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the State Senate declared the 2013-14 academic year to be the “Year of the Charles W. Morgan.”