Representatives from several of our partner sites got together with TRHP Interim Executive Director Amy Perry for our second annual All in the Boat water taxi ride last week. We caught the best weather of the day during our early morning ride, and had a chance to share with each other what’s happening at each of the sites, as well as hear highlights of what’s new for 2017 in the Park. Thanks to Captain Steve and First Mate Morgan for such an enjoyable ride. In attendance were Leslie Evans, Avery-Copp House; Jeanne Sigel, Garde Arts Centre; Steve Manuel, New London County Historical Society; Grayson Grazia, Expressiones; Lyndsey Pyrke-Fairchild, Mystic Whaler; and Jacqui Copp, Avery-Copp House.
In case you didn’t see it, this editorial recently appeared in The Day. We especially like . . .” The Thames River Heritage Park demonstrates that history and heritage are not tied to a collection of individual events, but a seamless series of stories linking the past to the future. The Thames is the heart of this heritage.”
If you fit this description the Park could use your expertise to help visitors enjoy their experience. You’d provide information about the sites, the water taxis, events happening in the Park, directions, and restaurants. Grab a buddy and help out at City Pier in New London for a couple hours on a weekend. You just might need to hop aboard the water taxi to share all your knowledge, too. And, we’re happy to train future “knows-it-all”.
The dreary holiday weekend weather didn’t stop many fans and visitors from enjoying the River. Interim Executive Director Amy Perry (center) made some new friends of Dr. Kevin Dann and friend Kathleen who were visiting New London from Brooklyn, NY.
The Coast Guard Band Concert at Fort Trumbull was a perfect reason to hop on the water taxi. How convenient is that! Next time you need to cross the river, consider using the water taxi instead of getting in your car. With the bridge under construction the water taxi is an affordable, quick and fun option for getting to the opposite shore.