Mystic Seaport

The last stop during my New England road trip was the Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. The Mystic Seaport is a maritime museum with collection of sailing ships and boats, some were more than 100 years old. It also has a replica of a 19th century seafaring village, portraying what life was like back then in a coastal community.

It was already mid-afternoon when I arrived at the Mystic Seaport, so many of the programs for the day were already finished. I spent most of my time there checking out the ships and boats, big and small, that were docked at the port. There was also one big ship called Charles W. Morgan that had been at the Mystic Seaport since 1941, and was in the middle of restoration process at the shipyard to make it seaworthy again. Visitors could climb up into the ship to see what the interior was like. And there was also Schooner Amistad, which was used in filming Steven Spielberg’s movie Amistad.

The photo below was the scenery on the Mystic River that I saw from the seaport. It was a nice fall afternoon, and some people were cruising in their sailboats on the river. In the background, there were some nice homes with riverfront view.

Sailing on the Mystic River

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