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Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001

New London Sailfest

Alongside US Coast Guard Pier in New London all day for Sailfest. Very nice weather, and lots of visitors in the the afternoon during 'Open Ship'.

The big attraction for everyone during the Sailfest Weekend is the Saturday night Fireworks by Gucci of New York. Thousands of people lined the banks of the Thames River in Groton, and New London to view the show.

Sixty lucky people purchased tickets to board Ernestina and get a front row seat of the pyrotechnic display. At 2115 the 3 Barges anchored in the river began the synchronized show. We were able to capture a few images with the digital camera. Imagine all the noise. The show ended after 15 minutes. The Best ever!!! The crowds departed a couple of hours later, and all hands turned in for the night.

Captain: Willi Bank
Program Coordinator: Crista Mellican

We would like to thank Lotus and IBM for donation of software, hardware and funding to enable regular electronic updates from the ship.

NOAA Chart is provided courtesy of Maptech using Cruising Navigator 4.3 and grabbing the image using Grabit Pro 6.02.

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