Mystic Seaport - The Museum of America and the Sea

About Mystic Seaport

Adventure Series 2012-2013: Afternoon Program Ticket (1:30 p.m. start time)
The River Room, Latitude 41 Restaurant

2012-2013 Adventure Series


Adventure is the pursuit of life – often with an unknown ending. Meet these extraordinary and yet everyday people who have experienced adventures of a personal nature or to far-off locations. The topics are ranging from living life to the fullest from a wheelchair, piloting off Sandy Hook, trekking the Camino Real in Spain, sailing around the Americas, and climbing Baffin Island’s rugged peaks.

Afternoon series at 1:30 p.m.
$13 Members / $15 Non-members for each program 

 Reil Pilot no 1.JPG

Harbor Pilots in New York: Past and Present
Captain F. Eugene Reil
December 20, 2012

Hear Captain Gene Reil talk about his 36 years of piloting over 5,400 ships in and out of New York Habor. What it takes to pursue his childhood dream taking command of small coastal freighters to the biggest container ships in the world, sometimes with many people, high value, or even hazardous cargo. The job is to maneuver a vessel through traffic, sharp turns, strong tidal currents, reefs, shoals and narrow channels and reach a safe destination. Gene also sailed his own 35’ wooden yawl for 22 years, cruising Nova Scotia to Maryland, sailed across the Atlantic, and crewed in two Bermuda Races.

Date: Thursday, December 20, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Online ticketing has expired. Tickets may be still be available, please call (860) 572-0711.















Return to Calendar