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January 2018

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

January 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019
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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February 2019

Maritime Paintings at Ocean House

February 5 - June 4

The Maritime Gallery is pleased to exhibit a select group of paintings at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI.

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April 2019

Member Tour: Watercraft Hall

April 26

Members are invited to join us for a tour of our Watercraft Hall, which is the home of the remaining 460 vessels not accessible to the public.

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The Northwest Passage: The Voyages of the Exploration Yacht LATITUDE

April 26
Masin Room, Thompson Exhibition Building + Google Map

Captain Meahger’s presentation of modern photos and footage provides a contemporary view of the Northwest Passage and a unique perspective on the challenges faced by the Franklin Expedition.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by the Moon

April 27 - April 28

An intermediate level class in the famous method of finding longitude by observing the Moon’s angular separation from the Sun and bright stars.

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Beaches, Beacons, and Boats

April 27 - June 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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May 2019

Member Trip: Ellis Island

May 1

Join us for a trip to NYC to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty!

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Historical Cruise From Stonington to Watch Hill

May 9 - May 31
Dodson Boat Yard, 194 Water St.
Stonington, CT 06378 United States
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Captain Jack Spratt’s two-hour historical charter boat Encore tours the harbors of Stonington and Watch Hill, Little Narragansett Bay, Pawcatuck River, Sandy Point and Napatree.

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Dwight Collins: Biking the Atlantic

May 9

RESCHEDULED from November: Join us as Dwight Collins recounts his harrowing journey of over 2,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat which earned him the world record for fastest human-powered crossing.

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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

May 11

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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Original Slow Food Movement

May 11

Knowledgeable cooks will guide you as you roast, bake, stir, and sizzle your way through the preparation of a traditional 19th-century farm-to-table meal.

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Mother’s Day at the Museum

May 12

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Mystic Seaport Museum!

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Modern Celestial Navigation

May 18 - May 19
Plath Sextant, 1930

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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Members’ Annual Meeting and Recognition Day

May 18
Member Burgee

Please join us for our Annual Members’ Meeting.

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Decoration Day

May 27
Decoration Day

2018 is the 150th anniversary of Memorial Day. Join us as we mark the day as they did in 1876.

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June 2019

Viking Days

June 1 - June 2

Mystic Seaport Museum will be transformed in celebration of Viking culture.

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Boating with Directions by Magnetic Compass

June 2
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 students to understand the Earth’s magnetic field and its influence on the compass.

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Sea Music Festival

June 6 - June 9

Come hear an amazing array of performers from across the world perform traditional and contemporary maritime music.

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Acoustic Music Cruise on SABINO

June 13
Ride aboard one of the oldest wooden, coal-fired steamboats still in operation, the Sabino.

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

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Naturalization Ceremony

Mystic Seaport will be hosting a Naturalization Ceremony along with officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Department.

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Member Evening: Spotlight on “Streamlined”

June 20

Explore the newly opened exhibition, "Streamlined: From Hull to Home" after hours, when the Museum is closed to the general public.

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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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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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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
Schooner BRILLIANT

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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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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SABINO Dixieland Jazz Cruise

August 15
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 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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