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May 2016

CONNECTICUT SPRING BOAT SHOW

May 13, 2016 - May 15, 2016
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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The Connecticut Spring Boat Show sponsored by the Yacht Brokers Association of America, has announced 2016 in-water show dates of May 13-15, 2016 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT.    WindCheck Magazine is spearheading the merger of the two previous shows, Essex Spring Boat Show and SailQuest Mystic, in an effort for members of the Connecticut boating industry to combine and share resources to get people excited about boating. Visitors attending the free show will enjoy seeing a wide range of new…

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January 2017

A Lecture with USCG Captain Greg Wisener

January 14, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Essex Library, 33 West Ave
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The United States has the largest system of ports, waterways, and coastal seas in the world, which includes some 95,000 miles of coastline, 26,000 miles of commercial waterways that serve 361 ports; 3,700 marine terminals (ranging from marinas to mega-ports); and 25,000 miles of inland and coastal waterways. The Coast Guard protects: those on the sea; the United States from threats delivered by sea; and the sea itself. On Saturday, January 14th at 1 p.m., Capt. Wisener will present an…

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May 2017

CT Spring Boat Show

May 5, 2017 - May 7, 2017
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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REGIONAL BOAT DEALERS GEAR UP FOR THE 2nd ANNUAL IN-WATER CONNECTICUT SPRING BOAT SHOW IN ESSEX, CT MAY 5-7, 2017 The Connecticut Spring Boat Show has announced the 2nd Annual 2017 in-water show dates of May 5-7, 2017 at Brewer Essex Island Marina located in Essex, CT. The Boating Industry has come together to unveil some of the latest innovations in boating, offer purchase incentives and give consumers an ideal opportunity to compare different boats, dealers and options in one…

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June 2019

Yoga On the Island

June 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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Saturday June 29th at 8am Bring your own mat or borrow one of ours, to join Kate Jones for a relaxing morning of Yoga with a view of the North Cove! Lawn Next to I Dock

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July 2019

Onrust Sails

July 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$12 – $33

Onrust is a 53' gaff rigged and auxillary engine powered replica of Adriaen block’s vessel - one of the first western style ships built in the new world, and the first ever to sail up the Connecticut river! Join us for a sail on the historical and scenic Connecticut river Thursday 2:00pm & 6:00pm Friday 2:00pm & 6:00pm Saturday 2:00pm & 6:00pm (July & August Thursday - Saturday 4:00 pm) Sunday 2:00pm Monday 2:00pm $28 - adult daytime cruise $12…

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Paddle Programs

July 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 31, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$25 – $45

Explore the North, Middle and South Coves and Nott Island on Canoes, Kayaks, or Stand Up Paddle Boards June: saturday - sunday, 8am, 10am and 2 pm July: saturday - sunday, 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2 pm August: saturday - sunday, 8am, 10am, 12pm and 2 pm September : saturday - sunday, 10am, 12pm and 2pm Early october: saturday - sunday, 10am, 12pm and 2pm Non-members Single kayak $35 / 2 hours Sup $35 / 2 hours Tandem kayak $45…

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Boater’s Grilling Course

July 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$150

Bring your favorite apron and come join Chef Jenn on the island to learn the recipes and ways to prepare different ingredients into multiple meals and ways to keep cooking and grilling on your boat fun! While boating you are limited to ingredients you can keep on board, so this course will teach you how to make the best of the foods you have!

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August 2019

Onrust Brunch

August 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$28

Join Connecticut River Museum Curator Amy Trout on a morning sail on the Onrust. Discover the Myths and Legends of the Connecticut River Valley and enjoy the sights of the river. Light continental style breakfast will be served.

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November 2019

Global Trade, 17th Century Style

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Today Americans depend on trade with China for many of the consumer goods that make our lives comfortable. The English Puritans who settled the Connecticut Valley in the 17th century also turned to global trade to make their lives as comfortable as they had been at home in England. The Connecticut River was the great water highway that connected the producers of these natural resources to the broad markets around the Atlantic Rim. Brenda Milkofsky leads our discussion on Global…

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February 2020

Winter Wildlife Eagle Cruises

February 8, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$42

Each winter as the temperature dips below freezing, Bald Eagles from as far north as Canada make their way to the open waters of the Connecticut River for easy fishing and nesting. Climb aboard CT River Expedition’s 64 ft. RiverQuest, an environmentally friendly vessel with heated cabin and ample deck space. An on-board naturalist provides narration while you get an up-close view of the River. Coffee and use of binoculars is included in ticket price as well as admission to…

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August 2020

Shanties & Sails: Johnson Girls Band

August 4, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Johnson Girls Band 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event. The Johnson Girls have…

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Shanties & Sails: Geoff Kaufman

August 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020 Geoff Kaufman 5:30-6:30 Shanties:  FREE 7:00-8:00 Onrust:  More details to come!  Click Here to Register for this Event! Join us for CRM’s newest concert series, Shanties & Sails! You want to be on the deck to hear talented shanty and sea-song musicians for a FREE one hour live performance. Add onto your evening to continue the fun.  Book a trip on the Onrust! Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event.   For the past twenty-eight…

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April 2021

Connecticut Spring Boat Show 2021

April 30 - May 2
Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, 06426 United States
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$20
CT Spring Boat Show 2021

The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island at 11 Ferry Street, Essex. Tickets are $20 per adult and provide access for all three days. Kids 13 and under are free. Attendees will see a wide range of new and used brokerage boats including both power and sail models with sea trials available.

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2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show

April 30 - May 2
Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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The 2021 Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, April 30 - Sunday, May 2 at Safe Harbor Essex Island, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The annual show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Safe Harbor, Yacht Brokers Association of America, Essex Boat Works, Essex Steam Train and Riverboat and YachtWorld. Boaters from all over New England down to New York get excited to visit the Connecticut Spring Boat Show. Attendees will see a wide range of new and…

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August 2021

Summer Adventure Camp: River Explorers

August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 9, 2021-August 13, 2021 @ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM  Ages 6-8  Discover what is over, under, and along the Connecticut River. Use dip and seine nets to catch critters. Take a journey on the river to spot wildlife.   Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Please have children dress for appropriate weather as we will spend a portion of each day on, in, or near the water. 

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Summer Adventure Camp: River Adventures

August 9 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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August 9, 2021-August 13, 2021 @ 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Ages 9-12   Find out all you can about the river. Collect samples using nets. Spend each day in coves, on islands, and on the water. Spot wildlife.  Located at the Museum campus in Essex. Please have children dress for appropriate weather as we will spend a portion of each day on, in, or near the water. 

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October 2021

The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage

October 12 @ 6:00 pm
Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426 United States
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$5 – $10

Part of the The Rivers That Connect Us: Exploring America’s Great Rivers Series Columbia River Maritime Museum The Great River of the West and Maritime Heritage Presented by: Captain Bruce Jones, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Deputy Director, Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon

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