| 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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:33 PM
It's been a bad week for a good ship. The head of the nonprofit that operates the Amistad, Connecticut's official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, notified New London officials that the schooner would not be visiting Sailfest in the Whaling City this...
| Jun 26, 2014
Toward the end of the school year, we're really looking forward to those long, lazy days of summer. But perhaps all too soon you'll realize you should have planned something to keep the kids, and yourself, from going crazy. No worries. There are still...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier will discuss Connecticut and the War of 1812 on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Killingworth Library.
The illustrated talk "The Rockets' Red Glare, Connecticut, And The War Of 1812" will examine how that oft forgotten war...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:12 AM
David Madacsi has an ambiguous relationship with the ocean. His home along the Mystic River flooded during Hurricane Sandy. A mooring buoy with a rusty chain was one of the pieces of detritus that washed onto his property. He intended to throw it away,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 2:25 AM
Mystic Seaport is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the historic whaleship Charles W. Morgan with free admission and festivities for visitors Saturday. Events include music, demonstrations, hands-on activities, lectures and tours of the ship. Get the...
| Dec 23, 2012
Dawn Hochsprung kept politics out of her professional life.
But after the November election, Hochsprung, a registered Democrat, couldn't help sounding off to her Facebook friends in an exuberant post using the pseudonym "Dinna Fash," a term for "don't...