President’s Letters

Thompson Exhibition Building west facade.

Kicking Off a New Year

With the simple turn of a page on the calendar, Mystic Seaport closed its fiscal year Saturday, April 30, and opened a new one the next day.

Young visitors watching one of the Harrison sea clocks.

Reflecting on “Ships, Clocks & Stars”

At the end of the day on March 28, the last visitor left “Ships, Clocks &Stars,” officially bringing to closure what has been an extraordinary exhibition.

Image of Harrison's H4

Time is Running Out!

March is the last month to see “Ships, Clocks and Stars: The Quest for Longitude” again or for the first time before it closes on March 29.


Support Your Passion

Over the years, how fortunate we have been to count on passionate donors who generously support our operating needs and our capital needs

A New Winter Experience

We are so pleased to open the Museum again to the public from January 2 to Presidents’ Day.

We Have Much To Be Thankful For

The timing of this newsletter falls on the heels of Thanksgiving, so it is only appropriate that I share a big THANK YOU with the Mystic Seaport community.

Writing Stem to Stern with Nathaniel Philbrick

One of the pleasures of my position is the opportunity to help our staff develop new programs and new ways for us to engage children and students in meaningful ways.

Celebrating Members

The 86th Members’ Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 26, was a great success with milestone members from numerous generations in attendance.

Image of Harrison's H4

 What’s Your Longitude?

It’s an exhilarating moment when one loses sight of land for the first time. Remember yours?

The schooner BRILLIANT

The Magic of Eggemoggin Reach

Maine’s Penobscot Bay has to be one of the finest places to sail on the East Coast in mid-summer.