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Cruise along the Thames River and hear about sites along the Thames that sparked authors’ imaginations to write their stories. Explore books that tell the tales of the people and events that inspired them like Night of the Moonjelllies, Love and Brutality: The Mysterious Saga of Gallows Road, For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England; Diary of Joshua Hempsted, Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline, Venture Smith: The First Slave Narrative, Jordan Freedman Was My Friend, and Ice Diaries – the incredible true story of Capt. William R. Anderson and his crew’s harrowing top-secret mission aboard the USS Nautilus, and more. As these authors attest by their writing, the Thames truly is one river with a thousand stories.


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This tour is administered by Thames River Heritage Park. 100% of the profit from your ticket purchase benefits the Hempsted Houses, CT Landmarks.


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