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Thames River Cruise & Signature Cocktail Competition

Saturday, October 19, 2019
1:30 pm - 8:00 pm

New London County Historical Society – Shaw Mansion

Hosted by New London County Historical Society, if you love history and rum, you’re in for a day of fun! Attend one or both events.

Thames River Cruise
Time: 2-4PM, boarding begins at 1:30PM
Location: 2 Ferry Street, New London

RumRaiser Cocktail Competition
Time: 5-8PM
Location: 11 Blinman Street, New London

Cruise Details
Enjoy the crisp, cooling temperatures of a traditional New England fall on an afternoon cruise up the Thames River on Cross Sound Ferry‘s Cecelia Ann on October 19th. While taking in the fall foliage, participate in a Rum Seminar and Tasting by The Real McCoy’s Abbi Miller. The New London County Historical Society’s executive director, Steve Manuel will also discuss the history of rum in New London beginning at its creation and importation during the colonial period through the impact of prohibition.

Signature Cocktail Competition
The New London County Historical Society and The Real McCoy invite you to participate in our first annual signature rum cocktail competition on October 19th from 5PM to 8PM in the gardens of the Shaw Mansion in downtown New London.

Sample signature rum cocktails created by local bars using rum graciously provided by The Real McCoy. Once you’ve sampled each contenders creations, pick your favorite cocktail and cast your vote. The winning cocktail will be featured at our 150th celebration in December 2020.

Enjoy music from the Jazz band Fleet throughout the evening as you sample some truly unique drinks at this one-of-a-kind event. If you get hungry we’ve got three food trucks (Curb your Appetite, Captain Scott’s and Pop’s Ice Cream Truck) ready to meet your every food craving.