Discovering Amistad

 is a new nonprofit educational organization that will provide full-year programming on its tall ship, the Amistad, in classrooms and at historic sites of partner organizations. It will enable children and adults in Connecticut and the region to discover the story of the Amistad and its impact on Connecticut and the nation. Importantly, the organization will provide learning opportunities for children and adults to discover the relevance of the Amistad to today's world.

 

 

FIRST MATE  WANTED

Discovering Amistad operates the topsail schooner Amistad and invites applications for the post of First Mate.

Discovering Amistad is committed to updating and maintaining this fine ship and its program in a commendable state so that it may honestly serve its mission, providing learning opportunities for children and adults in Connecticut and the region to discover the relevance of the Amistad to today's world.

The first mate will be responsible to the captain for the ship's maintenance, safety and crew training schedules, and will conduct daily crew muster. Comprehensive tall ship rigging and systems experience as well as proven leadership skills is necessary for this position. The first mate will work closely with the captain in the operation and upkeep of the vessel. More information here.

 


Our Summer Voyages program was a great success! The Amistad set sail from New London to Manhattan and back with high school students on board to take part in our one-of-a kind hands-on educational program.
Read more about this summer's program here.

 
Discovering Amistad will help ensure that the story of Amistad is not forgotten. Amistad is a very important part of our state’s and our nation’s history. It is a story that must be told until it is known by all. We must learn from our history in order to create a brighter future.
— Richard Robinson
Connecticut Supreme Court Justice
and Discovering Amistad Board Member