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Mystic, Conn. (June 2, 2022) – Mystic Seaport Museum recently completed the renovation of its Cruising Club of America (CCA) Dock. The new docks will be more user friendly and provide enhanced electrical supply while also addressing the challenges presented by rising sea levels.

In 1948, CCA Commodore Thorvald Ross joined Museum Chairman P.R. Mallory in dedicating the Cruising Club of America Dock at Mystic Seaport Museum. In the last 75 years, tens of thousands of boaters have visited by boat and tied up to enjoy the Museum by day and night. As we celebrate our 75-year relationship with CCA, we are unveiling these new docks to commemorate their Centennial and our shared appreciation of America and the sea.

The CCA is an exclusive collection of passionate, seriously accomplished, ocean sailors making adventurous use of the seas. All members have extensive offshore boat handling, seamanship, and command experience honed over many years. Founded in 1922 the club has more than 1,400 members.

The replacement dock is not a fixed pier, but rather concrete floating docks, which are more stable and conducive to a wider range of boaters who may have mobility challenges. Additionally, the floating docks will enable the Museum to keep pace with the environmental changes well into the future.

Learn more about the new docks and the Museum’s partnership with CCA here.

Reservations for the new docks can be made here.

About Mystic Seaport Museum

Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime Museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT, and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org and follow the Museum on FacebookTwitterYouTube, and Instagram.