Goodbye, Merganser!

Posted By on September 3, 2013

DSC02537 After 7 years of loyal service, we have found a new home for Merganser.  We are focusing our energies right now on making Heron‘s completion an imminent reality. Once Heron is in the water, Merganser won’t be used as much as she deserves, so we made the hard choice to let her go. Merganser will be going down to the Maine seacoast, where hopefully she will continue to sail for many years to come.

Her last event will be the Battle of Plattsburgh reenactment on Lake Champlain in New York state, two weeks from now (Sept 13-15). If you’re in the area, come by and say goodbye to a grand old girl as she moves on to the next phase of her career. We plan to hold a brief ceremony among the boat crews after the last naval battle of the event to toast Merganser and all the doors she’s opened for us over the years.

About the author

I'm a museum professional with an MA in Museum Studies and Atlantic History. A lot of my research has been in colonial and maritime history, as well as material culture of the 16th - 19th centuries. I've held a lot of weird jobs covering everything from beekeeper to tall ship deckhand. I currently live with my partner on the Canadian border in Vermont.


2 Responses to “Goodbye, Merganser!”

  1. SALLY says:

    Where in Maine will she go? It would be fun to see her.

  2. Don Craig says:

    Yes, a great boat, but I’m really looking forward to seeing the Heron next year. You and Eck always do it right.

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