Special CT Maritime Festival Water Taxi Schedule and New Thames River Heritage Park Boat Tour

The Thames River Heritage Park will offer a special schedule for the hop-on hop-off water taxi service on Saturday, September 14  and Sunday, September 15, during the Connecticut Maritime Heritage Festival being held at Fort Trumbull and City Pier in New London.

The Water Taxi will operate continuous express water taxi service between Fort Trumbull and City Pier in New London and between Fort Trumbull and Thames River Landing in Groton from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Water Taxi will operate on a regular schedule Friday 13 and after 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The last day of operation for the hop-on hop-off taxi run for 2019 is Sunday, September 15. Themed boat tours will be offered for a few more weekends.  Go to thamesriverheritagepark.org for details.

The Park will also offer two 90-minute boat tours on Sunday, September 15  at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.Canoe to Submarine: Maritime History on the Thames,stories of whaling and provisioning, of privateering, industry, and defense as well as tales of some of the characters who made our heritage so colorful. Adults $20, Children 12 and under $12. For more information and tickets go to https://www.thamesriverheritagepark.org and click on Boat Tours. Seating is limited.

About Thames River Heritage Park
The Thames River Heritage Park is a collection of national and historic sites along both shores of the Thames River that tell the stories that shaped our nation and our region. The two water taxis are authentic Navy launches that were used to transport servicemen and women from larger ships to shore.

The Park, with its partner members, is dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of the Thames River Region. Further information may be obtained by visiting www.ThamesRiverHeritagePark.org or by checking our Facebook page.
The Thames River Heritage Park is sponsored by Groton Utilities, Atlantic Broadband, Hall Communications, The Day, The Resident, Thames Valley Communications, Crockers Boatyard, Garde Arts Center, and Cross Sound Ferry with additional support from the state of Connecticut, cities of New London and Groton and the Town of Groton