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Jun – Shanties & Sails onboard Onrust

Shanties & Sails, is a public concert series here at the CT River Museum. On Tuesday evenings in June, shanty and sea-song musicians come to our North Deck for a free one-hour live performance. Attendees have the option to continue the fun by boarding our historic reproduction sailing vessel, the Onrust, for a second hour of sailing and live music on the beautiful Connecticut River; ticket purchase required.

An important feature of the marine days of the 19th century, Sea shanty cadences first developed in the 1400s to help sailors complete their daily chores. Shanties were sung by the sailors to follow the rhythm and pace of each job.

Join us as we celebrate the wonder and beauty of the Connecticut River through stories and songs. Seating on board the Onrust is limited for this one-of-a-kind event.

1 Hour Shanty Music Sail

All Passengers: $25.00

2023

Tuesday, June 6 – 6:30 – Rick Spencer and Dawn Indermuehle

Tuesday, June 13 – 6:30 – Marc Bernier

Tuesday, June 20 – 6:30 – Skylark

Tuesday, June 27 – 6:30 – Johnson Girls

  • These cruises DO SELL OUT. It is required to book online to secure your spot, if you need help please email us at crew@ctrivermuseum.org
  • You are able to bring your own picnic basket or snacks and your favorite “beverage” to enjoy on this special cruise.  “Lap” food works best! We ask that you not share food.
  • Please, always check your email to confirm the cruise is going or check our calendar for any changes!
  • Onrust leaves the dock on time! Please check in at the dock at least fifteen minutes before departure.
  • NO ON-LINE BOOKING FOR OVER TEN PERSONS.  Please email us to discuss if you have more than 10.
  • The Captain reserves the right to change the cruise itinerary or cancel a cruise anytime he feels that there may be a weather or safety issue.  We want to remind everyone that this is a nature cruise. The weather can change drastically in minutes. There are times when a cruise may be canceled very last minute. We will of course try to give as much notice as possible. Thank your for your understanding.

GPS can be problematic – We have found that if you enter Connecticut River Museum, Essex CT rather than the address, it will bring you to the Museum. 41.3513382,-72.3859617

From Interstate 91, take Exit 22 (CT Route 9 South). Take CT Route 9 South (26 miles) to Exit 3 (Essex) and follow signs to Connecticut River Museum and Essex Historic Waterfront. The Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock is located at the foot of Main Street on the Connecticut River.

From Interstate 95, take Exit 69 (CT Route 9 North). Take CT Route 9 North to Exit 3 (Essex) and follow signs to Connecticut River Museum and Essex Historic Waterfront. The Connecticut River Museum at Steamboat Dock is located at the foot of Main Street on the Connecticut River.

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