Mystic, Conn. (May 16, 2012) – Mystic Seaport plans to kick off the summer season and prepare for the cracking of thousands of lobster claws at the 27th annual Lobster Days during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday, May 26-28.
Members of the Mystic Rotary Club will serve lobsters-in-the-rough from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Diners can enjoy their picnic-style meal under Mystic Seaport’s open-air Boat Shed where they can watch boats cruising on the Mystic River.
More than 3,000 lobsters will be cooked and served over the course of the weekend with all proceeds going to support the Rotary Club’s community organizations and projects.
In addition to a great meal, visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy the water as the Museum’s boat rental dock opens for the season, and the 1908 steamboat Sabino and catboat Breck Marshall will be operating a regular schedule of brief cruises on the Mystic River.
On Monday, May 28, the Museum will hold its annual Decoration Day ceremony. Costumed role-players will conduct an 1876 tribute and procession to honor those killed in the Civil War beginning at 10:30 a.m.
A special combination ticket of Museum admission and a single lobster dinner is available for $39, offering a $6 savings. The youth combination ticket (ages 6-17) is $32, offering a $4 savings. A senior combination ticket (ages 65 and older) is available for $37, offering a $6 savings.
A lobster dinner can be purchased separately from Museum admission for $21 (single lobster) and $37 (twin lobster). Lobster platters include coleslaw, corn on the cob, drawn butter, and choice of iced tea or lemonade. Hot dog platters are available for $7. Coastal Gourmet, the Museum’s food service provider, will also be offering wine and beer for purchase.
In the past, Lobster Days have raised as much as $20,000 for the Rotary’s charitable causes. Recipients include community enterprises such as Little League, the Stonington Community Center and college scholarships for local students.
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About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/.