Mystic Seaport

Today we went to Mystic Seaport. Very interesting little restored 19th century village, with seafaring museums.

We watched as a crane lifted a cross beam up to be attached to the mast. I don’t know the correct terminology for tall ships so forgive me if I used the wrong words.

Whaling harpoon

The captain’s quarters from a ship called the Morgan were removed from the ship and reconstructed in the museum.

We watched the ship builders working on the reconstruction of a ship called the Mayflower II, a replica of the ship sailed by Columbus.

This house was the home of William Hall Sr, a New York import merchant, and family in the 1830’s. The house was originally located in Saybrook CT and when it was in jeopardy of being demolished due to a new bridge across the Connecticut river in 1951 it was moved by barge to Mystic Seaport and restored.

Fishtown chapel

The Mystic Bank

This is the hull of a ship that burned and sank in the harbor.

This is where the intricate carvings and mastheads are made.

No trip to a seaport would be complete without a lobster roll, yummy.

On our way out of town we stopped at the Olde Mystic Village where there are cute shops and restaurants including chocolate and ice cream, double trouble!

What a great time we had, the weather was beautiful and it was such a pretty place.

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