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December 2018

LTJG Mary E. Leon: Breaking Through to Victory

December 13

United States Coast Guard Academy graduate and national boxing champion LTJG Mary E. Leon knew in high school that she wanted to be a member of the United States Coast Guard.

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Member Tour: Arctic Treasures from the Collections

December 13
Inuit Wooden Model of a European Ship © Canadian Museum of History. This carving depicts a type of multi-decked sailing ship common during the 1500s and 1600s. The style of the figure’s hat is similar to those worn by European sailors during the same period. The carving was collected from an archaeological site in Amadjuak Bay, on the southern coast of Baffin Island.

Join us on an exclusive tour featuring rarely viewed artifacts related to the Arctic and, in particular, the Franklin Expedition.

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Member Tour: Arctic Treasures from the Collections

December 14
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.

Join us on an exclusive tour featuring rarely viewed artifacts related to the Arctic and, in particular, the Franklin Expedition.

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January 2019

Diving for the USS Revenge

January 17, 2019

In 2005, the pair discovered a cannon they believed matched the time period of the wreckage. In the years that followed, Buffum and Harger have been working with the US Navy to further search the area and uncover more artifacts.

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February 2019

Dr. William Fitzhugh: Journeys through the Arctic

February 21, 2019

For more than 30 years, Dr. William Fitzhugh has been conducting fieldwork in remote regions in the Arctic, researching circumpolar archeology, environments, and northern cultures and people. His studies have taken him to northern Canada, Alaska, Siberia, Scandinavia, and Mongolia. Dr. Fitzhugh has been the Director of the Smithsonian Institute’s Arctic Studies Center since 1988 and the Smithsonian’s Arctic Anthropology Curator since 1970. Hosted by Mystic Seaport Museum for more than 65 years, the Adventure Series provides a unique opportunity…

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March 2019

John Kerr and Carol Simons: Dreamers Before the Mast

March 14, 2019

Join us as authors John Kerr, ship’s historian, and Carol Simons share the many adventures experienced on board this extraordinary ship.

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Members’ Behind the Scenes Tour: Curator’s Choice

March 14, 2019
Image: Mystc Seaport Paul O'Pecko with a painting in the collections storage vault.

Members are invited to a special tour in the Collections Research Center to hear the stories behind selected artifacts from the Museum’s extensive maritime collection.

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April 2019

Paul Krantz: Riding the Wild Ocean

April 11, 2019

Author Paul Krantz began his sailing career at the age of 3 when he went sailing for the first time with his father.

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