| Jul 20, 2014
| 5:24 AM
For one of the world’s oldest whaling ships, it must have felt like going home.
Although it had been nearly a century since its last journey, the Charles W. Morgan recently sailed serenely among the whales at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine...
| May 20, 2014
| 4:03 PM
"'Tis advertised in Boston, New York and Buffalo a hundred hearty sailors, a whalin' for to go ..."
As the Charles W. Morgan was towed past the New London Light last weekend to begin its 38th voyage, it took only the barest pulse of imagination to evoke...
| May 23, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Charles C. "Chas" Stieff II, former executive vice president of the Kirk-Stieff Co. who had been active in civic affairs, died May 17 of heart failure at the Broadmead retirement community. He was 92.
Charles Clinton Stieff II was born in Baltimore,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:27 AM
A listing of recommended books, films, websites and places to visit in Connecticut to learn more about the state's historical involvement with slavery. BOOKS:
"Native People of Southern New England, 1500-1650," by Kathleen Joan Bragdon,...
| Feb 12, 2014
Hollywood has spent some time in Connecticut over the years. Some big box-office hits have been filmed here. Some flops have, too. But what has Connecticut looked like to movie goers?
Some movies shot and set here take a jaundiced look at Connecticut....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours: Thu.-Sat. through Oct. 26, 6, 7, 8 & 9 p.m. The Mark Twain House & Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. (860) 247-0998. marktwainhouse.org. Hear creepy tales and learn about Mark Twain's own interest in the supernatural....
| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
News that New London is planning a $100 million Coast Guard Museum was reported with the finality one might expect if someone had won the lottery. Facts don't lie. But this report was a puff piece, based on a rollout, based on a wish and a prayer....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:13 PM
The tall ship Amistad, once Connecticut's ambassador, is becoming a symbol of mismanagement, lax oversight and tax dollars wasted.
It's good that the state ordered a five-year audit of the finances of the ship's operator, Amistad America; one is...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:30 PM
There's a theory floating around that a latter-day band of buccaneers is trying to capture Connecticut's flagship and sail it away from its home port of New Haven.
Of course, these alleged pirates insist they only want to save the Amistad from what they...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:10 PM
The 172-year-old whaler Charles W. Morgan, the nation's oldest surviving merchant vessel, will emerge Sunday from an almost five-year, multimillion-dollar restoration effort headed by a former Marylander.
Like a proud papa, Quentin Snediker, shipyard...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
While researching a column about the venerable 172-year-old whaling vessel Charles W. Morgan that was recently relaunched at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut after a restoration, I came upon a 1979 article in a yellowing Baltimore Sun library clip written by...