Amistad in New London for its 175th anniversary commemoration

The Amistad, left, and the Mystic Whaler pass while on the Thames River in New London Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.  The Amistad is in town for the 175th anniversary celebration Monday of the original ship arriving in New London.
The Amistad, left, and the Mystic Whaler pass while on the Thames River in New London Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The Amistad is in town for the 175th anniversary celebration Monday of the original ship arriving in New London. Dana Jensen/The Day Buy Photo

The Amistad is in New London for the official 175th anniversary celebration of the arrival of the original ship in 1839. The public commemoration will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Amistad Pier in New London and is hosted by the New London Maritime Society in conjunction with Amistad America and Connecticut Landmarks.

The schooner Amistad, under full sail, passes just offshore Saturday by Ocean Beach Park in New London. The replica ship is back in New London for the 175th anniversary celebration Monday of the original ship's arrival in town.
The schooner Amistad, under full sail, passes just offshore Saturday by Ocean Beach Park in New London. The replica ship is back in New London for the 175th anniversary celebration Monday of the original ship's arrival in town. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo
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