Mystic Seaport proudly presents Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea, an exhibit designed to reveal how the sea touches you, your family, and our nation. Whether you live in New England or New Mexico, on the shores of the Pacific or in the shadow of the Rockies, you'll be swept away by the pervasive influence the sea has had on your life. Voyages offers a unique experience for every visitor, using rare objects and artifacts, interactive computer stations, dramatic performances, hands-on art activities, and audio and video programs to transcend culture, race, gender, and age.
This companion to Voyages: Stories of America and the Sea offers short overview essays, timelines, and illustrations drawn from the exhibit. Designed for family enjoyment and student reference, it includes a select reading list and a directory of American maritime museums. The book's seven chapters follow the exhibit's thematic structures, reflecting the principal ways the sea touches our lives.