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White Sails, Black Hands: The African American Experience on the Thames Boat Tour

White Sails, Black Hands: The African American Experience on the Thames Boat Tour

Sunday, July 14, 2024 (11:40 AM - 12:55 PM) (EDT)

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Cruise the storied Thames River while a knowledgeable interpreter explore the stories of a fugitive slave, Black Revolutionary Patriots, Black Governors and Whalers, the Amistad and more. Beginning in 1639 when the first enslaved person arrived in Connecticut, the number of persons of color steadily increased in New London County. Every town in New London County had a significant percent of African Americans and people of mixed race living and working in them, however, their stories are not always told. 

Regular Pricing 

$25 - Adults (Ages 12+) 

$18 - Children (Ages 4 - 11) 

FREE - Infants (Ages 0 - 3)

Day of Pricing increases by $5. This boat tour departs from City Pier in New London and is 75 minutes in length. Pack your own snacks and beverages to enjoy during the tour! 

100% of the profit from your ticket purchase benefits Thames River Heritage Park heritage site: Hempsted Houses, CT Landmarks. 

Tickets: https://bit.ly/TRHP3

City Pier New London
1 Waterfront Park
New London, CT 06320 United States
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Casey Howley-Brigham
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Sunday, July 14, 2024 (11:40 AM - 12:55 PM) (EDT)
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