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2019-2020 Adventure Series: Bruce Strickrott: Deep Sea Research on ALVIN

January 16, 2020

Underwater adventures on Alvin, the U.S. science community’s only human-occupied submersible vessel dedicated to deep sea research.

Bruce Strickrott, Senior Pilot and Group Manager for Alvin, has piloted more than 300 dives on the iconic research sub. Alvin is owned by the U.S. Navy and operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Originally launched in 1964, Alvin is the world’s longest operating deep sea submersible and has completed more than 4,700 dives. This hardworking sub received an extensive overhaul and upgrade from 2011 through 2013 that greatly enhanced its capabilities to withstand depths of 4500 to 6500 meters for great lengths of time, allowing scientists to work in unexplored parts of the ocean.

The evening program will be at StoneRidge.

For more than 70 years, Mystic Seaport Museum’s Adventure Series has connected audiences with extraordinary individuals with inspiring stories of survival, exploration, and personal achievement. Join the adventure!

StoneRidge will be hosting the January 16 and February 20 evening programs at their facility. All other evening programs will be held in the River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant.

Series Pass Holders:
If you purchased series passes, you may pick up your passes and complimentary single tickets when you check in to your first program of the season.

For programs in the River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant:
Please park in the North Lot across from Latitude 41° Restaurant and enter through the restaurant’s main entrance. Your name will be on our roster list at the registration desk in the River Room.

For the two evening programs on January 16 and on February 20 in the auditorium at StoneRidge:
Parking is available outside the front entrance and in the side lots of the facility. Enter through the main lobby. Mystic Seaport Museum volunteers will be in the lobby to help direct you to the auditorium. Your name will be on our roster list at the registration desk outside the StoneRidge Auditorium.