Yeah, those hazy lazy days of summer are winding down. All the more reason to take advantage of warm sunlit days while flip-flops and shorts are still in vogue.
Mystic Seaport has the antidote for any end-of-summer blues you may be feeling. Take any one or more of the list below and you’ll feel better. This may even be a situation where an overdose is a good thing!
Here are prescriptions we recommend you fill:
- Refills remaining – 1: Music for the ears, purchased hors d’oeuvres and drinks from Spouter’s Tavern. Must be taken Sundays 8/27 upon free entry to Mystic Seaport grounds between 5-8 p.m.
- Register for some dog therapy. This can be done either by watching or participating with your pet in Mystic Seaport’s first ever dog parade on Thursday, August 27th at 5 p.m. No charge.
- Dosage on the above may be increased on Dog Days Weekend, August 28-29. Museum admission necessary to receive full benefits of dog demonstrations in areas of search and rescue, K-9 police work, hunting skills and dog therapy.
- Learn about those hard-working tugs in Mystic Seaport’s TUGS! exhibit and you may feel your job isn’t so tough after all. Relax by the pool and navigate a miniature tug yourself.
- Simply spend a day at Mystic Seaport. It will cure just about anything!
If the above prescriptions don’t do the trick, we’ll keep you posted on exciting things to look forward to in September and October at Mystic Seaport.
This blog was written by Trudi Busey — herself a victim of a Mystic Seaport overdose!
There’s much to like, much to do, much to see at Mystic Seaport’s newest exhibit, TUGS! Who can predict what will trigger a memory or experience regarding a tugboat?
Before the “official” opening of the TUGS! exhibit in the Museum’s Schaefer Exhibit Hall, I was making a quick overview tour and was impressed with what I saw. To be sure, I will return for a more in-depth look and listen. However, there was one thing that particularly caught my eye, and specifically shows how many people are personally linked to the world of tugs.
There is a spot in the exhibit with 4×6 cards where visitors can write down and share their personal “Tug Tale.” As I read through those that were displayed, I was struck by the wide gamut of feelings and experiences they covered.
Tell your tug tale at our newest exhibit
One person recalled a tug escorting him by the Statue of Liberty, seeing her for the first time. A couple who always loved tugs ended up buying their own pleasure tug and have traveled the Great Loop. Two men remarked about working on tugs at Electric Boat. Another recalls, as a young boy, watching his dad’s ship in Chesapeake Bay being moved out to sea by a tug prior to assuming his naval assignment. And last, but most romantic, a woman recalls her boyfriend telling her he loved her while they were aboard the tug, Robert McAllister.
Maybe you have a “tug tale” to add. Be sure to share when you visit Mystic Seaport’s TUGS! exhibit. For more information, visit www.mysticseaport.org/tugs.
Blog written by Trudi Busey