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Amistad Through The Years

Jared Magoon, 17, left, and Jeff Bugbee, 18, chisel purpleheart wood from the keel of the Freedom Schooner Amistad Wednesday at the shipyard at Mystic Seaport, where the reproduction of the ship on which kidnapped Africans destined to be sold as slaves rebelled off Long Island. Magoon and Bugbee, both seniors at Old Saybrook High School, were in their first day of a work-study program which allows them to work on the ship for a day week for the duration of their senior year to earn a wood shop credit. MICHAEL KODAS / THE HARTFORD COURANT