When I moved here two years ago, I was so intrigued by Mystic and its seafarers—living and dead—that I felt inspired to write the book, Mystic Seafarer’s Trail: Secrets behind the 7 Wonders, Titanic's Shoes, Captain Sisson's Gold, and Amelia Earhart's Wedding.
I just want to thank the community because so many strangers, several who have become my friends, helped me find answers to my questions such as what really happened the day Amelia Earhart got married in Noank, whose heroism resulted in fewer deaths when the train derailed between Mystic and Stonington during the Hurricane of 1938, and how a landlubber like me could find a sailor willing to take them on an epic voyage. (The first two and half chapters of my book are available for free viewing by clicking on the book’s image at: www.amazon.com/author/lisasaunders)
On Sunday, December 2, former waterwoman turned acupuncturist Kathleen Poole, featured in my book with her story of giving birth on a schooner and rowing to Noank’s shore to weigh her baby on a lobster scale, is making her office available for a book launch party at her Open House to give me a chance to thank the community. The Mystic Seafarer’s Trail will be offered as a door prize. Attendees will be able to meet some of the sailors featured in my book and see my source documents, such as a certified copy of Amelia Earhart’s marriage certificate, which I retrieved from Groton Town Hall. Poole’s office, Mystic River Acupuncture, is small so RSVPs are helpful, but not required. If unable to attend the open house, I will be doing a book presentation at the Mystic & Noank Library.
Details of upcoming events:
Sunday, December 2, 2 - 4 p.m.
Mystic Seafarer’s Trail Launch Party & Holiday Open House
Free and open to the public, but reservations helpful. Light refreshments served.
Location: Mystic River Acupuncture, 167 Broad Street, Groton, CT 06340 (it’s a blue house with on-street parking available).For map and directions: www.acugroton.com
To RSVP, call office at 860-448-6766 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Mystic & Noank Library, Ames Room
Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served.
Mystic Seafarer’s Trail presentation and author book signing. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the library.