Over my four-plus years at Mystic Seaport, my experiences have been filled with a vast number of firsts. There has been so much to see, so much to experience, so much to learn. On May 10, I’ll add another to the list: the Morgan’s shutter plank.
Yes, spring is near, although the stormy month of February closed with yet more wild weather; fortunately this time just rain and wind.
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.
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.
I’d like to add my holiday cheer to all our members and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.