Precarious perch in New London

New London — Deckhand Paul Joseph perches on a forestay Thursday as he mouses the whisker stays on the schooner Amistad, docked at Custom House Pier in New London.

The crew of the vessel are making final preparations before they depart New London for New Haven on Friday morning to begin their sailing season. Amistad will be back in New London at the end of May for a series of school trips.


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