Sunday, May 27 2012: The MacDuffie boarding students visited Mystic Seaport and Mystic Village as a final trip before graduation and summer.
While at the Seaport, students split into groups and were able to experience much that the historical landmark had to offer. Many students enjoyed riding on the Sabino, which is one of the last existing coal powered ships. Among the students who rode on the Sabino touring the Mystic River, Lingle Lin ’14 enjoyed the ride: “It was great to the see the scenery around it [Mystic Seaport] while on the Sabino. We also got to rent rowboats and sail around the seaport.”
Another attraction that the boarders visited was the Treworgy Planetarium. There, students saw a presentation about the night sky. The lights inside were completely shut off and a projection of stars and constellations appeared on the ceiling. “I loved it. The experience was great and I learned which stars formed constellations and how to locate Polaris [North Star]. Mystic was a nice way to hang out with friends before the summer,” said Julie Nguyen ’13.
After the Seaport, students visited Mystic Village down the road and then ate dinner at Go Fish. The Mystic Seaport trip is one of many field trips and community bonding experience that the MacDuffie School offers to students.