Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Find Adventure Following the Mystic Seafarer's Trail

Author Designs Mystic Seafarer’s Trail Map
 
To Give Tourists an Easy-to-Follow Itinerary


 

Mystic, CT—Lisa Saunders, the author of the recently released book, Mystic Seafarer’s Trail, has designed a free trail map to hand out to tourists.

Available on her website and at some local businesses, tourists following the trail map will be sure to walk, bike or drive past historic tall ships, "The 7 Wonders of Mystic," and the haunts and homes of famous adventurers--living and dead--including the discoverers of the Titanic and Antarctica plus Amelia Earhart. Along the route, visitors will find places to shop or grab a bite, bike, boat ride or kayak.

Saunders of Mystic said, “Ever since I moved to Mystic three years ago, visitors stop me to ask where they should eat or what they should do. They assume I'm resident because I'm walking a dog. Wanting to learn more about Mystic myself when I moved here in the summer of 2010, with the help of locals, I found ‘The 7 Wonders of Mystic,’ tried several adventures--plus a few misadventures--and chronicled them for inclusion in my latest book, Mystic Seafarer's Trail. During my research, which included interviews with bridge tenders and historians plus flipping through dusty old files, I uncovered the secrets behind Amelia Earhart's wedding in nearby Noank, Captain Sisson's ill-fated search for gold during the clipper ship era, and the stories revealed by the shoes found at Titanic's watery grave.”

Upon discovering the route one should follow for the best views and adventures, Saunders now quickly advises visitors who hold up traffic on Route 1 to shout questions to her by handing them her Mystic Seafarer’s Trail map*. Figuring tourists might find the map online before coming to the Mystic area, she included Amtrak train and Peter Pan bus stops along with how to find information on accommodations, restaurants, points of interest and events. To download a copy of the map, visit www.mysticseafarerstrail.com or download: http://www.mysticseafarerstrail.com/files/67073740.pdf.

To learn more about the book, Mystic Seafarer’s Trail,, Saunders will be presenting the story and autographing copies at the following events:

Saturday, April 27, 1pm
Monte Cristo Bookshop
13 Washington Street
New London CT 06320
More info: (860)574-9056

Saturday, May 4, 10-1 pm
Bank Square Books
53 W. Main Street Mystic, CT 06355
More Info: (860) 536 - 3795

Saturday, May 18, 9a.m. - Noon
West Marine Mystic
14 B Clara Dr Mystic, CT 6355
More info: (860) 536-1455

Thurs, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Local Authors @ The Groton Senior Center
"Amelia Earhart and the Mystic Seafarer's Trail."

Groton Senior Center
102 Newtown Rd
Groton, CT 06340

More info: 860-441-6750

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*According to Lisa Saunders, she designed the Mystic Seafarer’s Trail map using, with permission, maps from the book, Landmarks You Must Visit in Southeast Connecticut, by Constant Waterman.

About Mystic Seafarer’s Trail: While searching for the Seven Wonders of Mystic with her beagle/basset hound, author Lisa Saunders uncovers the secrets behind the Titanic's shoes, Captain Sisson's hunt for gold, and Amelia Earhart's Noank wedding. But will she ever find an adventure of her own--one that will make her thin and famous? Enough to afford a housekeeper? When walking the Mystic Seafarer's Trail (which Lisa designed for those who don't like to go uphill), she meets a blind sailor who invites her on a long, winter voyage. Can this plump writer defy squalls, scurvy, and her fear of scraping barnacles to survive this epic journey? Available in soft cover and e-book, the “LOOK INSIDE!” reveals the first few chapters.


About the Author: Lisa Saunders is an award-winning writer living in Mystic, Connecticut, with her husband and beagle/basset hound. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books and works as a part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport. She is a member of the Mystic River Historical Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (Anna Warner Bailey Chapter), and is the parent representative for the Congenital CMV Foundation. More info: www.authorlisasaunders.com, saundersbooks@aol.com