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Argia returns for shortened sailing season in Mystic

Mystic — Argia Mystic Cruises has received clearance to resume day sails on June 26, with strict guidelines for numbers and spacing of passengers due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Amy Blumberg, captain of the Argia, and her crew members, Jack Meyer and Tina Doran, have been preparing the vessel for its shortened summer sailing season. The 82-foot schooner operates day sails out of Steamboat Wharf, just south of the Mystic River Bascule bridge. Trips will be limited to 16-24 passengers, down from the 49 normally allowed.

Doran, who has joined the Argia this season as its senior deckhand, has worked on a number of tall ships in the past. "I'm so stoked to get out on the water again," she said.

The schooner wintered at Mystic Yacht Yard while the dock at Steamboat Wharf was rebuilt.

s.elliot@theday.com

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