How can we improve our relationship with the waters who sustain us?
Grab your snack and your water bottle, your PFD, and your paddle. Hop on to your kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and join adventure kayaker Steve Fagin and the flotilla that will begin in Old Mystic promptly at 8 (see below for other areas and estimated times to join in for a shorter paddle). Beach and gather up (or stay afloat) with the Yootay Singers to Honor the River in the way he has been honored since the beginning of human habitation. If you have a different way of honoring the river, share it! Our host Chris Gasiorek, Mystic Seaport Vice President, will share their environmental reciprocity plans. If we are lucky, the muhshoon makers who have been busy all week preparing their special offering for the upcoming Entwined exhibit might still be there to celebrate with us.
But wait!! You must register and sign the waiver form!
If you don't have a kayak (but you know how to paddle one!!), rentals are available from our sponsor Blue Heaven, who is offering a discount! ... located at 37 Water Street, Mystic
Paddlers may join the flotilla when it passes other launch sites and landmarks at these approximate times: Be ready early and be prepared to wait on the water to join.
8:20 – River Road launch site, north of I-95, Groton – 1 mile
8:30 – Park Place launch site, Groton – 2.1 miles
8:35-8:40 – Isham Street launch site, Stonington – 2.1 miles
Adventure Kayak, Canoe & Paddle
8:50 – Water Street Public launch, Blue Heaven Rentals
9:15 – Williams Beach launch site, YMCA, Stonington – 3.5 miles
9:45 – Enders Island causeway – 5 miles
10:30 – Sixpenny Island – 6.7 miles
10:45 - Williams Beach, paddle out to Safe Harbor Marina and wait outside of the channel
11:10 – Mystic Seaport gathering, Stonington – 8.7 miles
Thank you to the Mystic Seaport for hosting us, and to the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center for their contributions to the Yootay Singers and for helping us to respect our watershed!