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Nothing to do with the movie of the same name, except that the Mystic River in Boston (the source of the movie name) and this one in Connecticut, are both based on the same Native American Indian word for large river.*  This Mystic River splits Mystic, Connecticut.  On the opposite bank is the part of the […]

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This imposing figure was created to be the figurehead on the Great Republic, a 335 feet-long cargo ship built in 1853. It was the longest wooden sailing cargo ship ever built in the United States. When the Great Republic first launched from Boston Harbor, the city declared a public holiday, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow recited […]

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  Saturday was my birthday and I drove up to Mystic, Connecticut with my family for an overnight excursion.  The travel was horrific, especially on the way up, but the rest of the weekend was a brilliant success. We had a great afternoon at the Mystic Seaport Museum of America and the Sea, and then […]

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