One solution to Amistad debacle
The article, "Amistad will be a no-show for Sailfest this weekend," (July 9), got my last nerve up and running. Blaming The Day's coverage for their difficulties is unfair; the newspaper has been careful in its reporting and has done a community service with this coverage. Could it be that Amistad America has developed a bunker mentality that is just one more example of how poorly it views its primary mission?
I fear that the ship, built with donations from many individuals and organizations, might be taken into receivership by one or more of its creditors.
Before that happens the state should instead take the ship and use the $400,000 allocation to pay its outstanding debts, and then transfer Amistad to an appropriate non-profit organization.
The New London Custom House Museum would be ideal. The pier behind the Custom House is named for the ship, and the Custom House was where the ship was brought. Full Disclosure: I have not any conversations with the board of the museum, and they might be horrified at the notion of having Amistad as one of their exhibits. However, I think many in the region would be more horrified at losing what is, in reality, the region's ship.
Stories that may interest you
As a previous employer, I was required by law to submit an I-9 employment eligibility verification form. If I failed to do so, I could be fined, which could be increased up to $10,000 per illegal employee, jail time if it was found to be a pattern. In Mississippi a raid just accounted for...
I can understand The Day's concern for inclusion and sensitivity, "High school mascots for today's sports teams," (July 9). Are we taking the concerns too far? I have seen no threatening or...
I don’t suppose New London will see any tax revenue from the new Coast Guard Museum. As a friend of mine said, “New London is owned by the feds, the state and God.” None of them pay taxes. Jane Price New London
About two months ago an article ran in The Day, about infants, children, teenagers, adults and the elderly who are poor, hungry, homeless, no medical care, no money for...