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Amistad: Voyage of Remembrance
Reporter Ted Mann and photojournalist Sean D. Elliot went to Cuba with Amistad, the reproduction schooner built at Mystic Seaport. In 1839, the original Amistad was homeported in Cuba when it was sent to ferry kidnapped Africans bound for slavery.
May 21, 2010; Updated: 4:11 pm
New London - Standing at the end of the Amistad Pier, William Pinkney, the Amistad's first captain, raised his arms over his head and chuckled softly to himself as the schooner glided around Fort Trumbull and came into...
May 5, 2010; Updated: 3:51 am
It was five years ago this week that the 47-foot ketch Almeisan left a Bridgeport marina for an ocean passage to Bermuda, traveling up Long Island Sound during the night of May 3 and passing through Plum Gut, near Orient Point, N.Y., on the way out...
March 28, 2010; Updated: 4:33 pm
The visit of the schooner Amistad has provided a unique perspective on a Cuba in flux, one trying to maintain the systems and ideals of the revolución that is now in its 52nd year, even as national leaders court a new tourism sector that is, at its...
March 26, 2010; Updated: 4:05 pm
Each press event and port visit has triggered questions about whether the overture of the Amistad mission, which aims to link those in the United States, Caribbean and Africa who were touched by the international slave trade, would help bring an end...
March 25, 2010; Updated: 7:02 am
The Amistad motored out of Matanzas harbor early Thursday, and cruised along the waterfront of the Cuban capital at full sail, flying the U.S., Cuban and UN flags – the culmination of a multi-country tour and a dream more than a decade old for...
March 25, 2010; Updated: 6:39 pm
Matanzas, Cuba - Captain Sean Bercaw of the schooner Amistad was sitting topside on Wednesday in this windblown port city, the long, deep harbor around him white-capped and almost stunningly blue.
March 24, 2010; Updated: 7:36 am
New London - Today, the New London Maritime Society-Custom House Maritime Museum is bringing the Amistad story to the United Nations.
The exhibit - "Amistad: A True Story of Freedom" - will be on view at United Nations headquarters...
March 24, 2010; Updated: 6:27 pm
Under a hot, late-morning sun, Staci Detwiler sat on a bulkhead of the schooner Amistad, surrounded by children in the maroon uniforms of the Escuela Vocacional de Arte Alfonso Perez.
March 23, 2010; Updated: 8:13 am
Matanzas, Cuba - The black-hulled schooner Amistad was unmistakable, sailing into the deep, long harbor of this industrial port, bright main and foresails taut in the steady breeze.
March 22, 2010; Updated: 8:14 am
Havana - Over a breakfast of melon, eggs and thick, dark Cuban coffee, Quentin Snediker, Maureen Hennessy and William Pinkney seem barely able to stand the wait for the coasting schooner Amistad and its crew to arrive in Cuba.
March 18, 2010; Updated: 5:20 pm
Days from now, a stately black schooner will sail through a narrow channel into Havana's protected harbor, its two masts bearing the rarest of sights — the U.S. Stars and Stripes, with the Cuban flag fluttering nearby. The ship is the Amistad,...