Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Western Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise on March 26!

Venture out for a rare close-up look at eight historic lighthouses on Long Island Sound, in Connecticut and New York.

Participants aboard the R/V Spirit of the Sound will make close passes by these lighthouses: Greens Ledge, Sheffield Island, Stamford Harbor, Great Captain Island, Execution Rocks, Stepping Stones, Sands Point, and Eatons Neck.

Revolutionary in design, the new catamaran Spirit of the Sound is the only research vessel in North America with hybrid-electric propulsion. She runs virtually silently on electric power. Passengers must be over 42" tall. If under the age of 18, you must be accompanied by an adult.

The Western Long Island Sound Lighthouse Cruise will also be offered on Sat., April 23, and Sat., May 28.

The six-hour cruise departs at 9:00 a.m. Special guest on the March 26 cruise will be Jeremy D'Entremont, who has been called the leading expert on New England's historic lighthouses. He is the author or co-author of more than 12 books, including The Lighthouses of Connecticut and The Lighthouse Handbook: New England.

Jeremy and Aquarium educators will share histories and anecdotes about the lighthouses, and also point out the Sound’s visiting winter waterfowl. Binoculars are provided. Lighthouse Cruises are a special photo opportunity for both lighthouse buffs and bird-watchers, so bring your camera! R/V Spirit of the Sound has a climate-controlled cabin.

Tickets are $75 ($65 for Aquarium members). Advance purchase is required. Capacity is limited to 25. Reserve your tickets by clicking here, or call (203) 852-0700, ext. 2206.