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    Saturday, November 26, 2022

    Launching La Gondola

    Staff at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard launch an authentic Venetian gondola into the Mystic River for Matthew “Marcello” Haynes of La Gondola Providence, Inc., Thursday, October 13, 2022. Haynes and his gondola will be offering rides from the museum this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit; Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano that opens Saturday in the museum’s Collins Gallery. Haynes has been rowing gondolas on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers for over 20-years, starting as a summer job while in college. It’s the greatest summer job, ever,” he says. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Staff at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard launch an authentic Venetian gondola into the Mystic River for Matthew “Marcello” Haynes of La Gondola Providence, Inc., Thursday, October 13, 2022. Haynes and his gondola will be offering rides from the museum this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit; Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano that opens Saturday in the museum’s Collins Gallery. Haynes has been rowing gondolas on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers for over 20-years, starting as a summer job while in college. It’s the greatest summer job, ever,” he says. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Shipwrigth Joey Byington steadies the stern as staff at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard ready to launch an authentic Venetian gondola into the Mystic River for Matthew “Marcello” Haynes of La Gondola Providence, Inc., Thursday, October 13, 2022. Haynes and his gondola will be offering rides from the museum this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit; Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano that opens Saturday in the museum’s Collins Gallery. Haynes has been rowing gondolas on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers for over 20-years, starting as a summer job while in college. It’s the greatest summer job, ever,” he says. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Staff at Mystic Seaport Museum’s Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard, Joey Byington, left, and Greg See, right, launch an authentic Venetian gondola into the Mystic River for Matthew “Marcello” Haynes , back center, of La Gondola Providence, Inc., Thursday, October 13, 2022. Haynes and his gondola will be offering rides from the museum this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit; Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano that opens Saturday in the museum’s Collins Gallery. Haynes has been rowing gondolas on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers for over 20-years, starting as a summer job while in college. It’s the greatest summer job, ever,” he says. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Mystic - A little bit of Venice, by way of Providence, will be on the Mystic River this weekend.

    Matthew “Marcello” Haynes, of La Gondola Providence, Inc., will be rowing his genuine Venetian gondola for visitors to a new exhibit at Mystic Seaport Museum.

    Haynes and his gondola will be offering rides from the museum this weekend for the opening of the new exhibit; Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano that opens Saturday in the museum’s Collins Gallery.

    Haynes has been rowing gondolas on the Providence and Woonasquatucket rivers for over 20-years, starting as a summer job while in college. It’s the greatest summer job, ever,” he says.

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