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Sailfest 2014

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Premium Content Sailfest workers savor a job well done

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 1:53 pm

After Sailfest ended Sunday evening, it was time for the event's volunteers to celebrate another successful edition.

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Premium Content Aboard Amistad, state lawmakers call for financial solution

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 1:25 pm

Speaking from aboard the schooner Amistad Sunday morning, four state representatives thanked Amistad America for bringing the ship to Sailfest after it initially backed out of its commitment to the festival.

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Sailfest Fireworks 2014

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Sailfest Food Tour 2014


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Foggy fireworks over Sailfest

Sousa and the Coast Guard Band


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Premium Content New London's Sailfest a Big Bang Gala

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 2:39 pm

A sparkling display of fireworks that lasted about 20 minutes evoked cheers and set off car alarms Saturday during Sailfest.

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Premium Content It's all about the Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks Extravaganza

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 11:53 pm

Crowds gathered on both sides of the Thames waiting for the Mashantucket Pequot Fireworks Extravaganza.

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Premium Content Amistad America: We are excited to be here

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 11:45 pm

“It took a Herculean effort to get here today,” Hanifa Washington, executive director of Amistad America Inc., said. “When I made the call Tuesday, we didn't have the properly licensed people or crew onboard and we could not...

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Premium Content Amistad draws crowds, not controversy in New London

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

UPDATE: 8:50 p.m. A steady stream of visitors boarded the Amistad Saturday after it opened for free tours just before 3 p.m., hearing the dramatic story of the 1839 revolt by enslaved Africans aboard the original...

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Premium Content Sailfest Fireworks 2014

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 10:38 pm

Fireworks light up the sky over New London during Sailfest 2014. Music courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Band.

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Premium Content Sailfest Fireworks pre-show

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 10:24 pm

Rick Koster and Kathleen Edgecomb host The Day's live coverage of the 2014 Sailfest Fireworks.

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Premium Content Sailfest Food Tour 2014

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 4:40 pm

Rick Koster, The Day's dining columnist, and Jenna Cho, author of the Salt to Taste food blog, take a high-calorie culinary tour of the food vendors at Sailfest in New London.

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Premium Content Amistad America: 'Working around the clock' to prepare ship for Sailfest

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

“We’re close to meeting the requirements that will allow us to safely move The Amistad to New London, but it’s still too early to say we’re going,” said Hanifa Washington, executive director of Amistad America, in the...

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Premium Content Determined Barbara Neff a steady hand at helm of Sailfest since 1996

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 3:39 pm

Four days out from the start of the city's 37th Sailfest, the telephone on Barbara Neff's desk is ringing nonstop.

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Premium Content At the tipping point in Sailfest preparations

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 12:49 am

Rodney Norris of United Site Services of Branford unloads portable toilets Thursday at Waterfront Park in New London in preparation for this weekend's Sailfest.

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Premium Content Fireworks and tractor pulls: Something for everyone

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 12:11 am

Southeastern Connecticut is a premier summer playground, thanks to its beaches, outdoor concerts, Shakespeare in the Park, sailing, al fresco dining, carnivals and countless other warm-weather activities - and the season's entertainment...

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Premium Content New London police say they are prepared for Sailfest weekend

 July 11, 2014; Updated: 3:39 pm

With tens of thousands of visitors to the city expected for this weekend’s Sailfest, the message from Deputy Police Chief Peter Reichard is, “just be patient.”

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Premium Content State stops Amistad payments; Sailfest appearance unclear

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 5:47 pm

The state will not make any payments to Amistad America until a new funding agreement is negotiated and executed, according to the governor's office. Meanwhile, Amistad America says it will try to send the ship to Sailfest after Gov. Dannel P.

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Premium Content Join us on the theday.com Saturday at 8:45 p.m. for the fireworks show

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 4:40 pm

In the 12 months since the last Sailfest, necromancers have been toiling around the clock in a determined effort to KEEP FOG AWAY during this year's Saturday night fireworks extravaganza. The rituals employed were extracted from a cobwebbed grimoire...

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Premium Content Amistad will be a no-show for Sailfest this weekend

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 12:25 pm

Just days before its anticipated arrival for the city's annual Sailfest, Amistad America has backed out of a commitment to bring the schooner to City Pier as part of the festival.

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Premium Content Tribe dedicating fireworks to Coast Guard men, women, museum

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

The fireworks display, among the biggest in the Northeast, is scheduled for Saturday, the second day of the city's three-day Sailfest celebration. It will mark the 22nd straight year the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe has sponsored the fireworks.

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