Captivating Books & Stories Inspired by Sites Along the Thames River

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.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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Captivating Books & Stories Inspired by Sites Along the Thames River

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.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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Captivating Books & Stories Inspired by Sites Along the Thames River

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.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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White Sails, Black Hands: The African-American Experience on Connecticut’s Waters

Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. This tour will explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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White Sails, Black Hands: The African-American Experience on Connecticut’s Waters

Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. This tour will explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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White Sails, Black Hands: The African-American Experience on Connecticut’s Waters

Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. This tour will explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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White Sails, Black Hands: The African-American Experience on Connecticut’s Waters

Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. This tour will explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more.

 


Following your purchase, you will receive an email with your confirmation. Present this to the boat crew when boarding the boat.

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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