November 28, 2021

Schooner Mary E Returns to Steamboat Dock for Daily Cruises

Schooner Mary E sails the Connecticut River daily from Steamboat Dock at the Connecticut River Museumecticut River Museum.

Essex, CT – Now a familiar sight along the Connecticut River, the historic schooner Mary E has returned to her home port at the Connecticut River Museum and hoisted sail for public cruises and private charters for the 2011 season. The 75-foot gaff rigged schooner was built in 1906 in Bath, Maine and believed to be one of the last remaining of her kind.

Now through October 30, the general public can take a 1.5 hour afternoon sail at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. or a 2 hour sunset sail at 6 p.m. and enjoy the natural beauty and cultural heritage of New England’s Great River.  Afternoon cruises which include admission to the museum’s exhibits and galleries are $26 per adult and $16 for children age 12 and under.  Sunset sails are $30 per person, all ages.  Public cruises are not offered on Wednesdays.  Group tours and private charters are also available.    For more information on schedules, fees, and reservations, call 860-767-8269 or go to   The Connecticut River Museum, located at 67 Main Street, on the scenic Essex waterfront.