|Sunday May 07, 2017 12:00 PM - Sunday May 28, 2017 12:00 PM | $30.00 - $35.00
Join us for a 3-hour Freedom Sail aboard the Amistad!
*** Sunday, May 28's sail has been canceled. ***
Ticket holders for May 28 may switch their tickets to Saturday, May 27.
Celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Amistad Africans' return to Africa.
Discovering Amistad and New London Maritime Society invite the public to a sail aboard the historic Amistad at Amistad Pier, New London's Waterfront Park.
While enjoying a 3-hour sail, you will learn the history of New London's role in the capture, and ultimate release, of the Mende people of Sierra Leone and their long-fought struggle for freedom. A continuing story of freedom today will be part of the educational program.
Sails will take place Saturdays and Sundays on May 7, 8, 13, 14, 20 (sold out charter sail), 21, and 27, 28, from 12 noon to 3 PM.
Cost for the sail is $35 for individuals; and $30 for youth ages 7 - 16, and seniors age 65+.
Group sails for church groups and nonprofits ($1,200) and for corporations ($2,500) are also available. Groups sails can be arranged by contacting Barbara Bind at Discovering Amistad. 203-498-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proceeds go to support New London Maritime Society / Custom House Maritime Museum, and Discovering Amistad.
Note: Limit is 40 people per sail for guests age 7 and older.
- Dress warmly Bring a jacket and hat - you will find it gets cooler once we are out sailing
- Weather Should the sail need to be canceled due to the weather, we will let you know by 9 a.m. on the day of the sail. This information will be posted on the Discovering Amistad facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DiscoveringAmistad/
- Timeframe Please arrive at the ship promptly by 11:45 a.m.
- Location The Amistad is docked at Amistad Pier, at New London Waterfront Park, which is at the bottom of State Street (#1 State Street), across the railroad tracks, bordering along the Thames River.
If you approach Waterfront Park by going down State Street, the Amistad pier is to your right. You will find parking along the pier and on surrounding streets.
Visitors also receive free admission to the nearby Custom House Maritime Museum, which is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1-5 PM. Please be prepared to show your ticket receipt.
And thank you for your support.
New London Maritime Society -- nicely nautical
Amistad Pier to the right of City Pier, New London Waterfront Park (View)
#1 Waterfront Park
New London, CT 06320
|Minimum Age: 6|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|