Today is Saturday, October 23, 2021 The Water Taxi is not running.

Catherine Foley

Thames River Heritage Park Foundation to Hold Annual Meeting

The Thames River Heritage Park Foundation will hold its Annual Meeting Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. at the Submarine Force Museum/USS Nautilus, 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06340.

The meeting will include a report on new and existing programs for 2021, re-election of board members, and an update on new water taxi landing site at the Submarine Force Museum/USS Nautilus which is on schedule to be installed in 2022. A reception will follow the meeting.

Retiring at the end of the month after five years with the Park, TRHPF Executive Director Amy Perry will participate in her last annual meeting. Her successor will be introduced.

Since launching in 2016 the Park has had more than 30,000 passengers ride the hop-on hop-off harbor cruise as well as the historic boat tours.

Eversource Helps TRHP Passengers Plug In

Eversource Energy has awarded the Park a Community Impact Grant in support of our Historic Boat Tours. The $2,330.00 grant will underwrite the purchase of 24 individual listening devices or “whispers” and two interpreter transmitters. Passengers wear the whispers on a lanyard which include a one-time use ear bud allowing them to clearly hear the historic tour interpreter who wears a similar transmitting device. “The use of these devices eliminates the need for the boat captain to continually slow the boat in order for the interpreter to be heard over the engine noise and drastically improves the customer experience,  said TRHP Executive Director Amy Perry. “With 60 scheduled tours this year, this is a significant step forward for the Parks Boat Tour operation, she added.