Saturday’s schedule

8 a.m.: Shuttles begin their routes from satellite parking lots at New London High School, Waterford High School, Crystal Mall, Ocean State Job Lot in Waterford, and Connecticut College.

9:30 a.m.: The ships, led by the U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle, leave Niantic.

10 a.m.: Sailfest opens for the day.

10 a.m: The parade up the Thames River begins as Eagle rounds New London Ledge Light at the mouth of New London Harbor.

11 a.m.: Flyover by U.S. Coast Guard aircraft.

Noon: Music acts open at City Pier and Fort Trumbull.

12:15 p.m.: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy officially welcomes the fleet at Fort Trumbull.

1 p.m.: Music acts open at Hygienic Art Park.

2-6 p.m.: Ships are open for visits at Fort Trumbull, City Pier and State Pier. Eagle closes at 4 p.m. at Fort Trumbull.

8:30 p.m: Last shuttles leave parking lots for fireworks.

9 p.m.: Fireworks, sponsored by the Mashantucket Pequots.

11 p.m.: Last shuttle runs; Sailfest concludes for the day.


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