Amistad to Get Mast Reduction for Norwich Visit
May 17, 2012
TheDay.com: When the Amistad makes its way up the Thames River to Norwich Harbor in June to celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary, the replica 19th-century ship will have a different look.
While the schooner’s tallest mast stands at 100’, the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge across the Thames River is only 75’ above the water. So as crews complete winter repairs at Mystic Seaport and rig the ship for a busy summer of planned events, they will remove the tallest mast and sail up the river with 2 shorter 68’ tall masts.