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By Michael Herrick, August 26, 2013
Bower Anchor
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Bower Anchor
Bower Anchor This 7,000 anchor was salvaged off Newport, Rhode Island. Its size and shape match British Admiralty specifications for a bower anchor of a 74-gun ship of the line during the American Revolution and War of 1812. It was probably . . . — Map (db m68308) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Brustolon House
This building was built about 1863 as the George Greenman & Co. store. The store, which sold produce and other goods to the shipyard and mill employees and nearby families until the 1880s, was located on the first floor, with living quarters for . . . — Map (db m114846) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Clark Greenman House
This house was built in 1841 for Clark and Harriet Greenman. Clark was the second oldest of the three brothers who founded the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The oldest brother, George, built the house on your left in 1839. The youngest . . . — Map (db m114826) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Compound Steam Engine
Compound Steam Engine From Tugboat Socony 5 Horsepower: 850 Cylinders: 2 Bore: 19”, 40” Stroke: 28” Weight: 40,000 pounds Length: 8’ 9”   Width: 6’ 10”   Height: 14’ This large steam engine was built . . . — Map (db m68697) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Constantine House
We believe this house was built in the 1840s. George Greenman & Co. rented its two apartments to employees of the company's shipyard and textile mill. In the 1850s and 1860s it was occupied by the widow of a mill employee and the minister of the . . . — Map (db m114845) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Eastern-Rig Dragger Roann
Eastern-rig dragger Roann Built: 1947 Newbert & Wallace Thomaston, Maine 60’ 1” Length Beam 16’ 9” Draft 9’ Roann may appear “modern” compared to the Museum’s fishing schooner L.A. Dunton, but she is now . . . — Map (db m68515) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Fishing Schooner L.A. Dunton
Fishing Schooner L.A. Dunton Built: Arthur D. Story Yard Essex, MA, 1921 Length: 123’ Beam: 24’ 11” Draft: 12’ 3” The L.A. Dunton represents the height of development among the all-sail ocean fishing vessels of the . . . — Map (db m68394) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — George Greenman House
This house was built in 1839 for George and Abigail Greenman. He was the oldest of the three brothers who founded the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The three brothers lived here until Clark Greenman built his house next door on your right in . . . — Map (db m114829) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Harbor Tugboat Kingston II
Harbor Tugboat Kingston II Built: 1937 Builder: General Dynamics/Electric Boat Division Designers: E.B. Wheeler and Robert C. Simpson Location: Groton, Connecticut Engine: General Motors 12V-71 500hp diesel engine Length: 44 feet . . . — Map (db m68304) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Hays & Ros Clark Shiplift
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Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Langworthy House
Part of this house was standing when brothers George, Clark, and Thomas Greenman purchased the surrounding land in 1837 and founded the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. They lived here until George Greenman built the house on your right in 1839. . . . — Map (db m114834) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Lathrop D-90 Diesel Engine
Lathrop D-90 Diesel Engine Horsepower: 90 @ 900 RPM Cylinders: 6 Bore: 5 ½” Stroke: 7” Weight: 4,200 pounds Displacement: 998 cubic inches 1n 1897, during the early days of gasoline-engine design, James W. Lathrop . . . — Map (db m68691) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Lewis House
This house was built about 1841 by Welcome B. Lewis (1810-1880), a ship carpenter who often worked at the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. Originally sided with clapboards and painted white, the house was built in the Greek Revival style then . . . — Map (db m114847) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Live Oak Log
Live Oak Log From the Gervais Family Plantation John’s Island, SC This tree grew on the coast of South Carolina for over 600 years, until it was blown over by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. With help from the Gervais family, Mystic Seaport workers . . . — Map (db m68520) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Master Shipbuilders
In Memory Of 1805   George Greenman   1891 1808   Clark Greenman   1877 1810   Thomas S. Greenman   1887 Master shipbuilders. Sons of Silas Greenman, shipbuilder, of Westerly, R.I. They established their first yard at the head of the Mystic . . . — Map (db m68506) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Mystic River Bascule Bridge — Built 1922 — Operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation
Power to raise the bridge comes from electric motors, which drive the large “Bull Wheels” connected with Linkage arms to the two plate girders which make up the lift span. The huge concrete weights at the ends of the overhead rocking . . . — Map (db m114881) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Mystic Seaport Museum First Building
Here on the First Building Opened to the Public This Tablet Honors Three Men Charles K. Stillman Carl C. Cutler Edward E. Bradley Whose Enduring Vision in 1929 Established This Association — Map (db m68307) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Noank Well-Smack Emma C. Berry
Noank Well-Smack Emma C. Berry Built: 1866 R. & J. Palmer Shipyard Noank, CT, Length on deck: 45’ 9” Beam: 14’ 8” Draft: ‘ Built three miles down the Mystic River in 1866, the Emma C. Berry is the only survivor of a . . . — Map (db m68513) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Oyster Sloop Nellie
Oyster Sloop Nellie Built: 1891 Smithtown, NY Length on deck: 32’ 4” Beam: 12’ 9” Draft: 2’ 4” Nellie represents hundreds of sailing oyster boats used in New York and Connecticut waters. She fished from Port . . . — Map (db m68512) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Propeller Steamer Sabino
Propeller Steamer Sabino Built: 1908 W. Irving Adams, East Boothbay, ME Length overall: 57’ 1” Beam: 22’ 3” Draft: 6’ 3” Sabino is the sole survivor of an almost countless fleet of wooden commercial steamboats that . . . — Map (db m68519) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Reproduction of Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse
Mystic Seaport’s lighthouse is a reproduction of Nantucket Island’s Brant Point Lighthouse. Built in 1966, it is an exact replica in size and scale and uses a fourth order Fresnel lens. Only the second lighthouse built in the English American . . . — Map (db m68510) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Thomas S. Greenman House
This house was built in 1842 for Thomas and Charlotte Greenman. Thomas was the youngest of the three brothers who founded the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The oldest brother, George, built the house two doors to your left in 1839. The middle . . . — Map (db m114807) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Training Ship Joseph Conrad
Training Ship Joseph Conrad Built: 1882 Burmeister & Wain Copenhagen, Denmark Length: 111’ Beam: 25’ Draft: 12’ The veteran training ship Joseph Conrad sailed under three flags before permanently mooring at Mystic. Built in . . . — Map (db m68458) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Western-Rig Dragger Florence
Western-Rig Dragger Florence Built: 1926 Franklin G. Post Mystic, CT Length: 39’ 6 1/8” Beam: 12’ 10 ½” Depth: 5’ 1 ½” Florence and Roann represent the net form of fishing that replaced the hook-and-line . . . — Map (db m68514) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Whale Ship Charles W. Morgan
Whale Ship Charles W. Morgan Built by Jethro and Zachariah Hillman Launched New Bedford July 21, 1841 Deeded by Gift to Whaling Enshrined Inc. Charles S. Ashley – 1/32 • James F. Avery – 1/32 • Clarance H. Bartlett – 1/32 . . . — Map (db m68306) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Whaleship Charles W. Morgan
Whaleship Charles W. Morgan Built: 1841 Hillman Bros. Shipyard New Bedford, Martin Length: 105’ 6” Beam: 27’ 7” Depth: 17’ 6” As the last surviving American wooden whaleship, and the oldest American merchant . . . — Map (db m68522) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — Wichmann Semi-Diesel Engine
Wichmann Semi-Diesel Engine Horsepower: 83 @ 250 RPM Torque: 1,747 foot pounds @ 250 RPM Cylinders: 2 Bore: 12 5/8” Stroke: 12 5/8” Weight: approximately 6,000 pounds Type: Two-cycle, naturally aspirated, reed valve . . . — Map (db m68695) HM
Connecticut (New London County), Mystic — William Haynes House
This house was built in the early 1850s by William Haynes (1820-1905), a ship carpenter who often worked at the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The small room on the left side is a later addition, and the bay window was added in the mid-1900s . . . — Map (db m114844) HM

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