Between the four of us, we had something like 200+ pictures from our day at Mystic Seaport. I thought I'd add two more of my favorites.
One of my photographer, Kate. And another picture of the seaport framed in shadow and with Kate having a look out over the water. It was a peaceful day.
One exhibit I wanted to mention was of the Gerda III, which was a Danish workboat during WWII. In 1943 it was used to ferry Jewish refuges from occupied Denmark to neutral Sweden. The refuges were smuggled aboard and hidden in the cargo hold of this small boat. Although it was regularly boarded and inspected by German soldiers, they were never discovered.
The Gerda III rescued approximately 300 Jews taking 10 - 15 people at a time to safety. The boat was part of a spontaneous effort by Danes who rescued roughly 7000 Jews --- nearly the entire Danish Jewish population were saved from the hands of the Germans. Now that is an amazing story!