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Eagle-viewing season approaches

Published January 14. 2013 4:00AM

The Connecticut River Museum will commence annual eagle-viewing tours starting Feb. 1, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through March 17. Project Oceanology's Enviro-lab III, a 65-foot research vessel, will depart from the museum's docks to view winter wildlife, Bald Eagles and other big birds of prey.

Educators from the museum and Project Oceanology will provide narration while passengers can view the birds from the heated cabin or deck area. Boat tours are $40 per person and include free admission to the museum where the story of the Bald Eagle continues to unfold through exhibits, workshops and other programming. Advance boat tour reservations are strongly suggested.

For a full listing of event details, go to www.ctrivermuseum.org or call (860) 767-8269. The Connecticut River Museum is on the Essex waterfront at 67 Main St.

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