Mystic Seaport, UConn to receive grants for maritime history projects

From The Day Newspaper: 7/7/2017

“Mystic Seaport and the University of Connecticut are among recipients of grants announced Friday by the National Park Service.

Mystic Seaport will receive $46,659 for its “Clippers to Containers” project, while UConn will receive $22,780 to create a “Blue Heritage Trail” for southeastern Connecticut, the park service said in a news release.

A total of $1.7 million was awarded by the park service for 27 maritime heritage projects in 13 states and Washington, D.C. In addition to the grants for UConn and the Seaport, a third grant was awarded in Connecticut. The SoundWaters educational program in Stamford will receive $43,500 to sponsor maritime history sails on Long Island Sound.

The park service grants were awarded in partnership with the federal Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration for projects that teach about and preserve the nation’s maritime history.”

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