Blogs tagged "Mystic Seaport"

Celebrating Herman Melville

Monument Mountain near Great Barrington, Massachusetts
“Melville, as he always does, began to reason of Providence and futurity, and of everything that lies beyond human ken . . . It is strange how he persists—and has persisted ever since I knew him, and probably long before—in wandering to-and-fro over these deserts, as dismal and monotonous as the sand hills amid which we were sitting . . . If he were a religious man, he would be one of the most truly religious and reverential; he has a very high and noble nature, and better worth immortality than most of us.” —Nathaniel HawthorneRead More »

Aboard the Charles W. Morgan

Betsy Leahy climbing the Morgan
Betsy Leahy has served as third grade teacher and department head at Shady Hill School for almost 30 years. She received her B.A. in Environmental Biology from Middlebury College and her M. Ed. from Tufts University.Read More »
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