If you're in the Bridgeport area and would like to experience a little bit of our country's past this 4th of July week, this is a really cool way to dive right in. It's basically a museum of history on a working sailing ship, with crew members available to explain about the materials used to build the ships and what it was like for Columbus's crew five hundred years ago when he sailed across the Atlantic. It is also very interactive, with props for the kids to experience - such as having a jar full of pine tar to smell (which was used to coat the ship to make it waterproof), a climbable poop deck, a display case of different sailor's knots and also souvenirs for purchase. I would have loved to stay longer, but it got close to Aerin's nap time and she went a little nuts, so we had to get going. But I would definitely recommend the experience for anyone interested in our nation's history.
My three girls peering down into the Mackenzie and Sabrina looking at The rudder - the light areas are
hold, where they stored food, a detailed model of the ship. completely open and you can see
supplies, and even livestock. straight through to the sea.
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Alberta, where I live with my family. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on! For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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