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  • Daytrippers: The Schooner Argia

    Daytrippers: The Schooner Argia
    Daytrippers visits Mystic's scenic landscape and climbs aboard the Schooner Argia. This modern replica of a 19th century sailing schooner is docked near the quaint downtown and provides tourists a chance to see the coast from onboard a ship.  Argia is a replica of a Chesapeake Bay cargo ship that would have carried tobacco or lumber.  Many passengers come from the Mystic Seaport and get to rest their feet and feel the wind as they see the historic buildings from the water.  "A boat view of the coastal line, it's pretty interesting," says Mike Johnson from Pennsylvania.  "You can see more than driving or walking."  Captain Isaac Henry, who has worked aboard the Argia for about a year, agrees:   "It's nice that they can see the two different perspectives from walking through versus the waterside."  Historic ships, such as the Charles W. Morgan and the Sabino, are easily visible from up on deck.
  • Daytrippers: Mystic Seaport

    Daytrippers: Mystic Seaport
    Strolling the sidewalks of Mystic Seaport is always an educational treat, but, if you haven't seen the historic seaside village from the water, then you've missed the boat! "Our main goal at Mystic Seaport is to get everyone to take a boat ride," says...

    Local woman sings the national anthem at Fenway

    As she stepped foot onto the turf at Fenway Park, lifelong Red Sox fan Sharon Brouillard paused for a moment and remarked, "you know, this is sacred ground." But tread upon it she did, as she marched up to the infield to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" in...

    As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue

    As Amistad Foundered, State Had No Clue
    For those who believe the state gives away money to organizations with little oversight, an unquestioning attitude and scant due diligence, look no further than Connecticut's bumbling actions regarding the tall ship Amistad. The Freedom Schooner Amistad...

    Manchester Artists To Display Works On Sunday

    Manchester Artists To Display Works On Sunday
    MANCHESTER — Prints, etchings and paintings by local artists will be displayed at the East Side Neighborhood Resource Center on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Painter Nathan Hansen and veteran printmaker Stephen Sotille are the featured artists at the...