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The Annual Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

September 9, 2023 - September 10, 2023

Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival returns again to celebrate the sea in New London from September 9th & 10th. This year’s gathering of vessels of all types, including U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy vessels and the historic Top Sail Schooner Amistad, is made possible with the steadfast support of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development Office of Tourism and the generous sponsorship of Dime Bank.

Join us for a rare gathering of vessels of all types of ships only at the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival

The weekend will be filled with free activities, including tours of ships and fishing vessels, a fishing clinic with lots of giveaways, music, food trucks, a chance to meet captains and crews, a “Burning of Benedict Arnold in Effigy” production, activities for children, and much more!  The Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, a dance troupe hailing from the Hudson Valley, will put on a puppet show Sunday at the Hygienic Art Park.

The Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival seeks to “Unite our Shores” by providing a family friendly weekend event filled with opportunities to learn about and interact with: military personnel and the vessels that our U.S. military use to protect our shores and its citizens; maritime services including government agencies and vessels that protect our fisheries, natural resources, and environment; and other sectors of the maritime industry ranging from aquaculture and fisheries to other commercial vessels and ventures focused on everything from transportation to energy.



September 9, 2023
September 10, 2023
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Downtown New London
Main Street
New London, CT 06320
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