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Annual Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival
September 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival will take place September 5-9 in New London, Connecticut. The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival is a five-day annual celebration promoting the State of Connecticut’s maritime heritage and spirit of innovation in conjunction with Connecticut Maritime Heritage Week.
The Festival will attract more than 60,000 visitors this year to the historic Port of New London waterfront including individuals and families who experience unique tours aboard a fleet of boats including U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships, merchant marine vessels, and historic schooners.
Festival events include a U.S. Coast Guard search & rescue demonstration, a Music at the Fort main stage concert, a “Swingin’ on the Pier” dance party, a “Meet the Crew” party, a parade of ships, The Morgan Cup Yacht Race, a Maritime Career Opportunity Expo, a burning of Benedict Arnold by costumed reenactors, a children’s fishing tournament, and the 6th annual “Chowder Challenge.”
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