War on Long Island Sound during the American Revolution

Thursday February 25
    6.30pm via Zoom

Historian Ed Hynes will talk about some fascinating activities on Long Island Sound. We may look at sailing these waters in a whole new way after this talk!

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This presentation will explore the dramatic, but little-known naval activities on Long Island Sound during the American Revolution. Connecticut sent licensed privateers to intercept British ships, while other enterprising men, from both sides, engaged in smuggling banned goods. As 1777 progressed, the Loyalists continued to be pushed out of Connecticut and the Patriots were forced out of Long Island. Subsequently, the naval action on Long Island Sound grew more heated and intense.
For most of the colonies, the Revolutionary War ended in 1781. But for the adversaries on both sides of the Sound, the fear and bitterness of war only intensified throughout 1782 and into 1783. Whaleboats were often used to carry out raids designed to steal goods and to kidnap and kill opponents. Mr. Hynes’s lecture will bring this action to life. Viewers will have a chance to ask questions following the presentation.
Edward Hynes, CFA is a native of Wilton, CT. He and his wife have traveled extensively to various battlefields around the country and overseas. In addition to his interest in history, Ed is a Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor in Westport, CT. 
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We thank our member Captain Joy Sherman for arranging this event.
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Feb. 10, ZOOM meeting: Revealing a Lost Shipyard

The Greenwich Historical Society is offering us a private presentation:
‘Revealing a Lost Shipyard: Childe Hassam and The Red Mill, Cos Cob’

Join Maggie Dimock, Greenwich Historical Society Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, for an illustrated lecture on renowned American Impressionist Childe Hassam and his ties to Cos Cob.
Learn about the thriving art colony that grew around the 18th century boardinghouse run by the Holley Family and delve into the story behind one of Hassam’s earliest paintings, The Red Mill, Cos Cob.
The Red Mill, Cos Cob depicts the distinctive red-painted buildings of the Palmer & Duff shipyard, where beginning in 1858 many of the fastest and best-known wooden sloops and schooners to sail on the Long Island Sound were built. To learn more click this link

Wednesday February 10, 6:30 PM via zoom

To receive the Zoom link for this presentation, please contact Karolyn Armstrong GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com

Upcoming Boating Classes

We are pleased to announce the 2021 schedule for upcoming boating classes in the area. These will be given virtually until Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

  • Marine Navigation: Sat January 16 9am – 1pm for 7 weeks.
  • Cruise & Cruise Planning: Sat January 16 1:30pm-5:30pm, for 6 weeks.
  • Weather: Sat March 6 1:30pm-5:30pm, for 5 weeks.
  • Safe boating Class for the CT boat and personal water class license will be given March 13 2021 – 9 am to 5pm
  • Marine Engine Maintenance: Sat March 20 9am – 1pm for 6 weeks.
  • AIS (Automatic Identification System) Seminar: Tues April 13 6pm for 2 nights

For all enquiries – and to register – please contact GreenwichSquadron@gmail.com. If you are not a member, and would like to take a class, we suggest you pay your $100 membership and then you can take any class at the members cost.

The Harbor Light – Winter

The WINTER 2019/2020 issue of Harbor Light, the newsletter for our club, is now available online. Click here to read it.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming events:

January 15: 7 pm GBYC Movie, beer & popcorn
February 4: Marine Navigation course starts
February 28: Dinner at New York Yacht Club
March 6: 7 pm Change of Watch, Innis Arden Country Club Old Greenwich
March 7: District Winter Council, Fishkill NY
April 15: 7 pm GBYC Benoit Ansart presents first hand experience on Sanya for the Clipper Round the World race.
April 18 and May 29 – 5 pm Greenwich Police HQ Safe Boating Classes
June 27, we will venture onto the water with a Practical on the Water Class and perhaps another class depending upon demand.