Announcing the winner of the 2016 Ocean Essay Contest

For immediate release: December 1, 2016 The 2016 Williams College-Mystic Seaport Ocean Essay Contest in honor of Joseph Conrad, after receiving a record-breaking number of entries from well over 70 high schools, colleges, and universities, has awarded first prize to Simon Ladner of Ocean Springs High… Continue reading »

Alumni Weekend 2016: Panels, Pub Quizzes, and More!

Join us this September 16-18 for our 39th Annual Alumni Weekend! Events include whaleboat races, children’s activities, a scholarship silent auction, and much more. We are especially excited to welcome four alumni for this year’s panel: “The Future of Our Coasts.” In addition to moderator… Continue reading »

Cape Cod Fisheries Trust seeking Director

The Cape Cod Fisheries Trust (CCFT) Director oversees all aspects of the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust on behalf of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance. The Cape Cod Fisheries Trust has become a national model for fishing community stability and growth through its ownership and management of a diverse portfolio… Continue reading »

F15 offshore near Pelee Island

The Williams-Mystic F15 class is midway through their voyage aboard the SSV Niagara, led by the captain and crew and Professors Rich King and Mike Nishizaki and TA Hannah Whalen.   This morning they finished their second science Super Station, collecting water, sediment, and two kinds of mussels from the… Continue reading »

S15 visits Vieques

Wednesday 11 February 2015 0830 h 50 nm north of Puerto Rico, sailing in 7,500 meters, above some of the deepest water in the entire North Atlantic Members of A Watch set the jib as the sun rises. Stella Klema (SmithCollege) tails the line off the pin,… Continue reading »

Greetings from the Corwith Cramer!

Saturday 7 February 2015 0900 ~18 nm northeast of San Juan Hello from aboard the SSV Corwith Cramer! We have now been underway and sailing for over two nights. We are currently just north of Puerto Rico and “hove to,” holding stationary with the use of our sails, in… Continue reading »

Welcome Spring 2015 Class!

On Monday, January 26, the Williams-Mystic Maritime Studies Program welcomed its 76th class for Spring 2015. Our 18 students come to us from 9 different colleges, represent 20 different majors, and hail from 12 different states and 2 different countries. The start of the semester is always exciting for students,… Continue reading »