Taking a shine to Seaport motor launch
Deb House, a shipkeeper at Mystic Seaport, varnishes the woodwork on the motor launch Necessity in the paint shop on Monday at the seaport's H.B. DuPont Preservation Shipyard. The motor launch will carry up to 20 Seaport visitors along the waterfront beginning this season May 25.
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They spent a day off from school Thursday playing at Rocky Neck State Park.
New London Landmarks will host a free walking tour of Belden Street from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, explaining ongoing preservation efforts along the route.
An area that includes Bluff Point, Haley Farm State Park and UConn's Avery Point campus in Groton and spots along the lower Connecticut River, as well as surrounding waters, could soon become Connecticut's first such reserve.
The Calkins Family Association purchased the Hugh Calkins House in June 2020 to save it from demolition and plans to open a genealogy center and museum. The group invites the public to take a peek Saturday.