JOIN US: 7:30 PM - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017 The Latham/Chester Store, Main Street, Noank
Noank was the catalyst for achieving our dream.
In 1960, my then-husband George Maynard and I began dreaming, reading and scheming of sailing around the world. But how? Where? It wasn’t until we arrived in the renowned boat-building village of Noank that everything came together. We had no funds to buy a sailboat capable of carrying five people safely around the world, but 19th-century Noand fishing boats made yearly winter trips to the Florida Keys to fish. Once we learned SPRAY, the yawl Capt. Joshua Slocum sailed single-handedly around the world in 1895-1898, had been part of the Noank fishing fleet, we knew that was the boat for us. All we had to do was build it...and that’s where Noankers came into our dream. This is our story, and theirs.
The public is cordially invited. Refreshments will be served. http://www.noankhistoricalsociety.org
January-March, 2017: Sylvan Street Museum - 17 Sylvan Street, Noank, CT Open by appointment for research inquiries and donations to the collection: call 860-536-3021 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org