Ships Bell

Wooden Sailing Ships

Recently we attended a wooden boat show at the Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. This is a yearly show, and very popular based on the turn out.

Think of a big car show, all the cars and trucks lined up side by side…. in the water. At car shows they display big signs warning against any type of ‘touching’. Not here. They make you take your shoes off before even coming close to boarding. If you don’t comply they probably make you walk the plank.

Rather than undress I took some shots off to the side and then visited the great sailing ships they preserve here. Mystic is one of the few places that restore old sailing ships in the traditional  way.

Charles Morgan Whaling Ship
Charles Morgan Whaling Ship
Setting The Sails
Setting The Sails

The attention to detail and old school preservation methods always impresses me. From the large whaling ships down to the small bay skiffs everything reflects the past sailing days of New England.

The small port is busy here and even has a working Lighthouse at the end of a pier. I don’t know if it does any good, but hey looks really great here.

Lighthouse Working Lamp
Lighthouse Working Lamp
New England Wooden Sailing Skiff
New England Wooden Sailing Skiff

Now that summer is here the seaport and town will be busy so most likely I will not be back for several months. By then new ships will be in for repairs and will give us something different to shoot.