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April 2019

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

April 25 - October 1
Spicer Mansion, 15 Elm St
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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David Monteiro, Stormy Seas, Oil 12 x 16

Select paintings from the Maritime Gallery now adorn the walls of Spicer Mansion, a luxury boutique inn in historic downtown Mystic.

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Beaches, Beacons, and Boats

April 27 - September 22

The Maritime Gallery’s first show of the year, Beaches, Beacons, and Boats, offers art enthusiasts and collectors alike, artworks that feature all types of maritime settings.

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June 2019

Plein Air Painters of the Maritime Gallery

June 18 - June 22
Artist Jan Pawlowski paints en plein air at Mystic Seaport in 2016. Mr. Pawlowski will be participating in the 2017 exhibition and show. Photo credit: Mystic Seaport

Artists can be found on the grounds of the Mystic Seaport Museum capturing the shifting light along the Mystic River.

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Seaport After Seven: Summer Solstice

June 21

Celebrate the Summer Solstice al fresco with Prohibition-era cocktails on the lawn and access to two fascinating exhibitions.

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Plein Air Painters Exhibition

June 22 - September 22

The Maritime Gallery's latest show will present original art of the Museum grounds and environs.

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Boating with Tides and Tidal Currents

June 22
A mariner's compass manufactured by Jonathan Eade, circa 1750. Such compasses were crucial tools to assist mariners in determining in which direction they were sailing. Image courtesy National Maritime Museum, London.

This workshop will teach the student to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass

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The WoodenBoat Show

June 28 - June 30
WoodenBoat Show

The festival, which is hosted in partnership with WoodenBoat Publications, celebrates the design and craftsmanship of wooden craft.

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Small Craft Workshop

June 28 - June 30
Small Craft Workshop

Share your small craft with other registered boaters during this three-day celebration.

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Book Signing: Jason W. Smith

June 28

Join us in the Maritime Bookstore for a signing with Jason W. Smith, author of "To Master the Boundless Sea: The U.S. Navy, the Marine Environment, and the Cartography of Empire" (Flows, Migrations, and Exchanges).

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Book Signing: Matthew McKenzie

June 29

Join us for a book signing with the author, an associate professor of history and maritime studies at the University of Connecticut and currently serves on the New England Fishery Management Council.  

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Author Talk & Signing: Ron Holland

June 29
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us in the Masin Room for a fascinating talk followed by a book signing with Ron Holland.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

June 29

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Author Talk & Signing: Roger Taylor

June 29
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us in the Masin Room for a talk and book signing by Roger Taylor, author of volumes 1 and 2 of the biography of L. Francis Herreshoff. Taylor will focus on the recently published second volume, "The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972."

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Author Talk & Signing: Kaci Cronkhite

June 29
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Join us in the Masin Room for a talk and book signing with Kaci Cronkhite, author of "Finding Pax."

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Book Signing: Roger Taylor

June 30

Join us for a book signing by Roger Taylor, author of volumes 1 and 2 of the biography of L. Francis Herreshoff. Taylor will focus on the recently published second volume, The Flowering of Genius, 1931-1972.

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July 2019

Independence Day Celebration

July 4
Celebrate an 1876 Fourth of July at Mystic Seaport.

Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876!

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Music Cruise on Steamboat SABINO

July 11
Take a ride aboard SABINO, one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation.

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on SABINO with foot-stomping rock and roll sea chanteys with the band Sharks Come Cruisin'.

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Classic Woodie Car Show

July 13

Classic Woodie cars (pre-1970) are invited to display on the Village Green from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday July 13.

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AOTQ: Runa and the BENJAMIN F. PACKARD Cabin

July 13

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Plymouth Whale Watch Adventure

July 17
Whale Breaching

Join us for a cruise through the waters of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Banks to witness the majesty of whales in their natural habitat.

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SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise

July 25
Take a downriver cruise aboard our 1908 steamboat SABINO.

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on Sabino with foot-tapping Dixieland jazz.

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Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous

July 27 - July 28

Join us for the Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous, a dazzling display of high-quality antique and classic vessels including cruisers, sailboats and runabouts.

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Book signing: Captain Paul Lobo

July 27

Captain Paul Lobo will be signing Crossing the Bar: The Adventures of a San Francisco Bay Bar Pilot on Saturday, July 27 from 2 to 5 p.m., in the main store. 

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AOTQ: The New London Big Band and “Streamlined”

July 27

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, "Moby-Dick."

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August 2019

Model Yacht Regatta

August 2 - August 4

J Class and International One Meter class models race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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Acoustic Music Cruise on SABINO

August 8
Side of a steamboat named Sabino

Start your weekend early with a musical Thursday night cruise downriver on Sabino!

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AOTQ: Figureheads and Flock Theatre

August 10

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

2018 Engine Show Featured Engine c.1895 Naphtha Launch Engine, manufactured by New York Gas Engine and Power Company in Morris Heights, NY, It has 3 cylinders and generates about 2 HP. Owned by James Wright, Stonington, CT.

Join us for the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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Plymouth Whale Watch Adventure

August 21
Whale Breaching

Join us for a cruise through the waters of Cape Cod Bay and Stellwagen Banks to witness the majesty of whales in their natural habitat.

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AOTQ: Homeport and Grumbling Gryphons Traveling Children’s Theatre

August 24

Arts on the Quad returns! Pack your blanket or lawn chairs and find your perfect spot for viewing.

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September 2019

Launch of MAYFLOWER II

September 7

Plimoth Plantation, Mystic Seaport Museum, dignitaries and the ship’s restoration team present the official launch and re-commissioning of Mayflower in an exciting public event.

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Basic Blacksmithing

September 11

Step back in time and learn traditional blacksmithing skills from our experts.

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SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise

September 12
SABINO

Steam down the Mystic River towards Fisher Island Sound for a sunset cruise on SABINO with foot-tapping Dixieland jazz.

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Members Only: Overnight on the JOSEPH CONRAD

September 14 - September 15
The Joseph Conrad

Mystic Seaport Members will have the opportunity to sleep on board the veteran training vessel, the JOSEPH CONRAD.

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