The Friends of Mitchell Park, Greenport NY

Amistad Visits Mitchell Park Marina

The Friends of Mitchell Park, with the generous support of the Village of Greenport (as always), sponsored the tallship Amistad in a visit to Mitchell Park Marina on June 14-17, 2018. The Amistad is replica of the Spanish schooner of the same name. The nonprofit organization, Discovering Amistad (http://discoveringamistad.org/), operates the ship and offers educational programs about the ship and its history of the capture, and ultimate release, of the Mende people of Sierra Leone and their long-fought struggle for freedom.  We provided classroom lessons and sails on the tallship for Greenport and Oysterponds 5th, 6th and 7th graders, as well as public sails and free dockside tours over the weekend. We were fortunate to have mostly good weather for these events (some of the school students were rained on, but maintained their interest, good humor and enthusiasm throughout!). Here are some photos taken by participants and observers.