In Connecticut, the past is all around us, memorials to the work of our forebears—whether Tribal Nations, old Yankees, or immigrants seeking better lives.
Mystic Seaport is one such memorial, with its stunning collection of vessels that built American history. And none is more imposing than the 172-year-old Charles W. Morgan. Stationed at the Seaport since 1941, she is the last of the great fleets that carried New England’s name to the loneliest expanses of the globe in search of a valuable and elusive resource: the whale.
At the Seaport, Quentin Snediker and his crew of 32 artisans are mastering the skills of the past in their restoration of the Morgan, pressing toward a re-launching of the vessel this July 21, followed by re-rigging and tuning of the vessel in New London before a regional voyage next year. The full tale is on page 4.
The shipbuilding traditions continue. Electric Boat, builder of the world’s finest submarines, now looks toward the next generation of boats coming out of Groton, Quonset Point, and New London. Up scope, and take a bearing on page 6!
EB employment is a big part of our picture, and so is the deliberation underway in Hartford for deficit reduction. At a Chamber gathering in Norwich, Governor Malloy outlined some of that planning for us on page 10.
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