from my trip to the historic seaport at mystic, conn. my daughter is studying there for the fall semester.
"Mystic Seaport is a maritime museum, educational institution, historic village and shipyard located in Mystic, Connecticut, with origins in the mid-1700s and is situated on the Mystic River... Mystic Seaport has 60 historic buildings and a village displaying exhibits of historical artifacts. It has more than 300 examples of old watercraft, the largest collection in the country. This collection includes two fully-rigged Tall Ships (the 1841 whaler, the Charles W. Morgan, and the 1821 iron-hulled Joseph Conrad) and several other important ship resources."
"Mystic Seaport and Williams College offer a Maritime Studies program focusing on undergraduate courses in literature of the sea, maritime policy, maritime history, oceanography, and marine ecology. Each year, 22 students from around the country spend a semester at the seaport as part of an educational travel program."