Mystic Seaport Lighthouse

Maritime Studies at the Univ. of Connecticut

Water covers more than two-thirds of the Earth's surface and the majority of the human population lives within 50 miles of navigable waterways. The world's oceans have provided the dominant medium for human economic and cultural exchange and the context for many of humanity's most dramatic stories, powerful technologies, and sublime aesthetic and literary achievements.

Located at the Avery Point campus of the University of Connecticut, the major is uniquely interdisciplinary. Students complete a series of core courses that explore maritime issues from historical, literary, social science, and physical science perspectives.



Maritime Studies Barbecue

Faculty and students of the University of Connecticut Maritime Studies Program gathered at the JGTSCA boathouse for an open house and barbecue on April 24, 2008. The festivities were enhanced by the rousing vocals of Don Sineti, folksinger, songwriter, and part-time sea chanteyman at historic Mystic Seaport Museum. There was plenty of food, fun, and the sea muses blessed us with summer-like weather which made for a very pleasant evening at Avery Point.

Phil Behney discusses some of the latest club boat building activities.

Boatbuilding activities

The crowd gathers as the evening activities begin.


Professor Stephen Jones talks about John Gardner and his writings.

Professor Jones

Phil Behney introduces the students to the JGTSCA activities.

Completed Faering Dory

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