Trip - Saturday, May 21, 2016
An excursion that will take us back into time to the days when the New England seacoast was land to be arduously defended, and the sea itself brought great wealth and commerce to local residents.
We're off first to Fort Adams in Newport, the largest defense fort on our East Coast. Established in 1799, it was our first line of defense. The fort was underpinned by a maze of tunnels for added protection and was very high tech for its time! After a tour and lunch on the grounds of the fort, we complete our adventure with a tour of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Now in its 90th year, the largest museum of its kind boasts of a 35-ft. humpback whale skeleton, a half-scale model of the whaling bark Lagoda, and a 98-ft. mural of sperm whales by noted marine artist Richard Ellis. We will also be visiting a lighthouse.
The bus will leave the King House at 7:30 a.m. and return to Suffield at 6:30 p.m.
Call or email Bob Stewart for more information: (860) 668-2928
Print out the registration form and mail with your check to:
Suffield Historical Society - 2016 Trip
33 Abraham Terrace
Suffield, CT 06078