Demand that Amistad port at Mystic Seaport
In reference to the letter, "Bring the Amistad home to Mystic Seaport," (Aug. 21), it is time that the people of Connecticut demand that the Amistad be returned to Mystic Seaport. It was built there by people who know ships with money from the taxpayers and, I assume, some donations. Mystic Seaport has one of the best programs to teach all ages about our maritime history. I have to wonder what a cook, who was put in charge of teaching the history of the Amistad, has for credentials.
If the Amistad were moved to the Seaport, thousands of people would be able to board her and learn of her history. In fiscal-year 2011 alone, more than 250,000 people visited the seaport. The Amistad should be in Mystic.
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