3 Queens in New York!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope this newsletter finds all of you well and fully recovered from the holiday and New Year festivities. I suspect your thoughts are drifting more towards skiing and other winter activities, but I would love to bring you back to our maritime focus. The winter months are great ones for reading about maritime history or attending to the myriad of needs one’s boat(s) may require in order to be ready for the 2011 boating season.

I’d like to make you aware of and promote a unique opportunity for a January maritime experience.

The National Maritime Historical Society and Mystic Seaport Museum have long been close friends and mutually supportive. NMHS brings great attention to maritime topics and opportunities, and this most recent one is no exception. Below you will read about an NMHS sponsored event that not only provides a chance to see New York City from the icy harbor aboard the comfortable and spacious yacht Duchess, but also see three of the finest ocean liners now afloat. So, grab your topsiders, take in a trip to New York, and spend the evening of January 13th on New York Harbor.

All the best for 2011!


Mystic Seaport members have a special opportunity to attend the National Maritime Historical Society event aboard World Yacht Duchess on Thursday, January 13th in New York Harbor to celebrate the “Three Queens in New York.” Cunard’s new Queen Elizabeth, on her inaugural tour of North America and first visit to New York, will depart from New York Harbor with her sister ships Queen Victoria and Queen Mary.

Cruise out with the ships and enjoy a lavish buffet, open bar, and guest speakers, and witness a fireworks display launching from the Statue of Liberty. Boarding time is approximately 4:30 p.m. and cruise ends at approximately 9:30 p.m.