Seascapes is the President’s column featured in the Museum’s biannual publication, Mystic Seaport Magazine.

A Museum for Everyone

The landscape of Mystic Seaport is changing, as it has since the very beginning in 1929.

Steve White

Be Part of History

I have a wonderful painting hanging in my office of “Flying Cloud” by Warren Sheppard. It depicts a solitary ship in a good sea.

Up Close and Personal

When I asked the editor if he had a suggested theme for “Seascapes,” he offered that it would come to me from the overall content of this issue of the magazine. One look at the painting by Anthony Davis and the answer was there.

Take Your Time

Taking one’s time – to linger, to pause, to appreciate – is a skill that is difficult to exercise, perhaps now more than ever. How fortunate we are to have a place like Mystic Seaport where “taking one’s time” is valued, if not required.

Mystic Seaport: The School of America and the Sea

It has long been the mission of Mystic Seaport to attend to the broad education of its visitors and members, both young and old. Today our educational programs span kindergarten to post-graduate levels in our effort “to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.”

The Charles W. Morgan and Atlantis

It was on July 21, 1841 at 10 a.m. that the Charles W. Morgan was launched from the Hillman Brothers Shipyard in New Bedford to join her many “sister” ships in the first great global industry.

Maritime Traditions

Something has been gnawing at me lately. I am burdened by the realization that, while we are the stewards of a nationally significant collection, Mystic Seaport is also largely responsible for keeping our nation’s great maritime traditions alive and vibrant, and seeing to it that they are passed forward to our rising generations.

Boats and Water

Mystic Seaport represents many things to its 17,000 members and 275,000 visitors, but I suspect that there are two predominant elements that define us to most: boats and water…and we have an abundance of both!