Video Showcases Rehab of Boat That Saved WWII Refugees

The Mystic Seaport’s latest web video is A Ship of Salvation: Gerda III at Mystic Seaport.”

GERDA III was constructed as supply boat for lighthouses, but in World War II she took on much more important cargo.

Owned by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Mystic Seaport currently hosts and cares for the vessel and shares the story of its role in saving hundreds of Jewish refugees from Nazi-occupied Denmark.