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An­other sig­nif­i­cant com­po­nent of Schooner­Fest is ed­u­ca­tion. “It’s im­por­tant be­cause this is re­ally a cel­e­bra­tion of the state’s mar­itime his­tory and spirit of in­no­va­tion,” says Bruce Mac­Don­ald, event or­ga­nizer. “Schooners played a part in the Revo­lu­tion­aryWar and­War of 1812 and it’s im­por­tant to fo­cus on that his­tory as part of a broader fes­ti­val.”

Mac­Don­ald cred­its Dr. Joseph Geraci, a re­tired New Lon­don

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