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  • Our Picks: New Haven Holiday Season Kick-Offs

    Our Picks: New Haven Holiday Season Kick-Offs
    Get into the holiday spirit this weekend: 23rd Annual Trees of Hope Holiday Spectacular: Dec. 1-Dec. 9, Long Wharf Maritime Center, 555 Long Wharf Dr., New Haven, rmh-ct.org. Mystic Seaport's Lantern Light Tours: Weekends Dec. 1-Dec. 27, every 15...
  • Back Story: Baltimorean was historic whaling vessel's last 'stowaway'

    Back Story: Baltimorean was historic whaling vessel's last 'stowaway'
    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...
  • State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered

    State Missed Signs As Tall Ship Amistad Foundered
    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...
  • Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad

    Political Storms and Leadership Controversy Plague the Modern-Day Amistad
    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...
  • Coast Guard Museum Must Be Part Of Bigger Picture

    Coast Guard Museum Must Be Part Of Bigger Picture
    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....
  • Our List of Halloween Events in Greater New Haven

    Our List of Halloween Events in Greater New Haven
    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....
  • A Maritime New England Exhibit at Fresh Ayer Gallery in Old Lyme

    A Maritime New England Exhibit at Fresh Ayer Gallery in Old Lyme
    Jeffrey Sabol's maritime paintings are a reflection of his sea-time: from day-trips up the placid Housatonic River to years working on long-line fishing vessels. Now, Sabol, who makes his home in Westbrook, reflects on that same sea in Maritime New...
  • Our Picks: 6 Outdoor Events in Greater New Haven

    Our Picks: 6 Outdoor Events in Greater New Haven
    The 27th Annual Bethany Horse Show: June 2, 8 a.m. Bethany Airport, Amity Rd. (Rte. 63), Bethany, (203) 272-0142, bethanyhorseshow.org. Celebrate Our Dixwell Pop-Up Festival: June 1, 12-6 p.m. 197 Dixwell Ave., New Haven. Civil War Naval Encampment:...
  • The 34th Annual Sea Music Festival Takes Place This Weekend at Mystic Seaport

    The 34th Annual Sea Music Festival Takes Place This Weekend at Mystic Seaport
    It's not really "unofficially" summer until Mystic Seaport hosts its Sea Music Festival. This year, the festival's 34th, the museum and other local venues will be full of the sounds of the sea from June 6-9. Performers featured at this year's festival...
  • Back Story: Restoration of ship has ties to Md.

    Back Story: Restoration of ship has ties to Md.
    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...
  • The Market At Hartford 21 Quickly Becomes A Food Lover's Paradise

    The Market At Hartford 21 Quickly Becomes A Food Lover's Paradise
    Tweets and Facebook posts from the Market at Hartford 21 can be torturous at lunchtime if you're hungry and far from downtown Hartford. There's White Bean and Arugula Pizza with a lemon cream sauce, Chorizo and Escarole Soup; Veal Bolognese with rigatoni....