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News: Family Yacht Charter Destination: Historic Mystic Seaport, Connecticut

August 24, 2011 by NJyachtcharters
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Cruise into Historic Mystic Seaport on a crewed yacht charter in the New England area, dock right in front of the re-created seaport town of yore and let the fun begin. Docking in Historic Mystic Seaport on your crewed yacht charter is docking in the middle of the hustle and bustle of an active seaport from yesteryear, and is an outstanding family adventure for children of all ages. Spending time in Historic Mystic Seaport on a crewed yacht charter with children is an active hands-on colonial history learning experience filled with fun.

Right along the harbor front in Historic Mystic Seaport are shops and businesses typical of the 1800’s, housed in buildings from the era, still actively operating to supply the goods and services that a busy 19th century seaport needed to support visiting and returning sea going ships. Along the harbor front in Historic Mystic Seaport are a cooperage, print shop, blacksmith, rope maker, sail maker and ship’s chandlery. A large ship returning home or visiting a seaport such as Mystic would be able to unload cargo, make repairs, reload cargo and set out again plying the worldwide waters to trade or perhaps to hunt for whales. The bustling shops in Historic Mystic Seaport are active every day and manned by Historic Mystic Seaport staff happy to explain and demonstrate their trade, all of which helps history come alive as an active learning experience for all children.

While there, roll a barrel across the floor of the cooperage to understand the ingenuity behind the barrel shape, or print a page at the printers on the old printing press. Step foot on board the 113’ Charles W. Morgan, which is the last surviving wooden whaleship in existence. Below decks on the Morgan, you can still see the huge try-pots which were used for melting down blubber into whale oil and the very small living quarters in which the crew lived for years at a time on the often dangerous hunt for whales.

Mystic Seaport has activities especially for children of all ages. Stop in the Seaport Activities Center to try your hand at typical sailor’s activities such as knot tying, and at the Discovery Center, feel the baggywrinkle. Climb in and out of boats of all sizes, sit on cannons, and try line throwing on the Village Green. Stop in at the Treworgy Planetarium to learn to follow the stars in the night sky. Tour the village on a horse and cart ride, and stop in to make your own candles, in the old fashioned way by dipping wicks in wax. Make a wooden toy ship at the toy ship shop from the myriad of wooden toy ship parts available to be assembled by diagrams or your imagination, and dappling in maritime art is available at the art shop. A number of excellent museums are also available to visit, along with an active wooden restoration ship yard.

Several days could be spent in Historic Mystic Seaport learning and experiencing life in the 1800’s in a typical seafaring town, or spend a very active afternoon, however, no matter how much time you have to visit, children leaving Historic Mystic Seaport will leave just a little bit more knowledgeable than when they entered, and have had a great time while learning.

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