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Stocking Parts for the Toy Boat Armada

In the high season at Mystic Seaport Museum, it’s common to see young visitors walking around the grounds carefully cradling a contraption in their two hands.

Thompson Building Wins Another Design Award

The Thompson Exhibition Building, designed by Centerbrook Architects & Planners, has been recognized with a national award by WoodWorks – Wood Products Council.

Volunteer Bill Salancy sands the replica sledge's two 16-foot long runners in the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard. Photo by Elissa Bass/Mystic Seaport Museum

In the Arctic, They Pulled Sledges for Their Lives

As part of the Museum’s first-ever Ice Festival on Presidents Day weekend (February 16-18), a team of volunteers with the Gung Ho Squad designed and built a replica sledge for visitors at the Festival to try and haul.

Message Tin and Fragmentary Notes, Cornwallis Island. © Canadian Museum of History. The papers inside this message canister, a repurposed ammunition box, were damaged when the container was bitten by a polar bear.

Unraveling An Enduring Arctic Mystery

New exhibition at Mystic Seaport Museum unravels what happened to the Franklin Expedition, two ships and 129 men that disappeared in the Arctic in 1845.