More Shipwrecks, Famous Dead People and Ghosts
in Mystic Seafarer’s TrailMystic author Lisa Saunders has revised her travel memoir, Mystic Seafarer’s Trail: Journey to 7 Wonders, Titanic’s Shoes, and Amelia Earhart’s Secret Wedding, to include more shipwrecks off Watch Hill, famous dead people such as the headless major at Fort Griswold, and local celebrities like Ernie the Ledge Light Ghost. Saunders will present her latest historical findings at the Stonington Free Library on February 6.
New chapters in the humorous and historical memoir, Mystic Seafarer’s Trail: Journey to 7 Wonders, Titanic’s Shoes, and Amelia Earhart’s Secret Wedding, include how a beer shortage affected New England’s history and scary ghost stories from the Daniel Packer Inne and Denison Homestead. She will also discuss the mysterious tomb and calendar chambers hidden in Groton’s Gungywamp site and her quest to turn her Mystic Stein Hoist win into a national one at Boston’s Samuel Adams Brewery. Although the updated Mystic Seafarer’s Trail now has a different conclusion, it still begins: “Shortly after stepping out of my new home with my hound for our first stroll through the historic seacoast village of Mystic, a woman pulled over in her van and yelled, ‘Excuse me.’ Assuming she was a tourist wanting directions to Mystic Pizza or some other attraction, I wasn't prepared for what she really wanted to know: ‘Do you realize the back of your skirt is tucked into your underwear?’”
Thursday, Feb. 6, at 12 p.m., author Lisa Saunders shares her memoir Mystic Seafarer’s Trail at 'Books Sandwiched In' (bring a sandwich; tea & coffee are provided) at Stonington Free Library, 20 High St., Stonington.
Saunders will be on hand afterwards to answer questions and autograph books.
For more information, contact Susan Martin, Programs, Stonington Free Library
at: firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.535.0658,
or visit: www.stoningtonfreelibrary.org
About the Presenter: Lisa Saunders of Mystic is an award-winning writer, TV host, part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books and presents writing workshops for children and adults. Visit Lisa at: www.authorlisasaunders.com.