Sunday, December 8, 2013

12/10, Mystic River Yacht Club Hosts Shipwreck Explorer and Author at Open House

Shipwreck Explorer and Author to Show Diving Footage at Mystic River Yacht Club’s Open House

Free and open to the public

Mystic, CT— Mystic River Yacht Club will host their annual Open House during the Mystic Stroll on Tuesday, December 10, 5-8 p.m., and feature writers autographing books including Captain Bill Palmer, shipwreck explorer and author of The Last Battle of the Atlantic: The Sinking of the U-853.


Tuesday, December 10, 5-8 p.m.

Mystic River Yacht Club Open House 

14 Holmes Street (next to former RiverWalk Restaurant)

The Mystic River Yacht Club invites the public to tour the clubhouse and enjoy the fire and warm cider and donuts. Authors Captain Bill Palmer and Lisa Saunders will be on hand autographing copies of their books, The Last Battle of the Atlantic: The Sinking of the U-853 and Mystic Seafarer’s Trail, respectively. In addition, Captain Palmer will show diving footage of area shipwrecks.  Other vendors will also make holiday gifts available for purchase.


About the authors:


Captain Bill Palmer of Wallingford, author of The Last Battle of the Atlantic: The Sinking of the U-853, is one of New England's leading authorities on underwater wrecks, and has videotaped dozens of submarines, U-boats, and sunken vessels that have been lost in East Coast waters.  Captain Palmer is owner operator of the Thunderfish. More info: or contact him directly at, 203-269-0619


Lisa Saunders of Mystic, author of Mystic Seafarer's Trail, is an award-winning writer, TV host and part-time history interpreter at Mystic Seaport. A graduate of Cornell University, she is the author of several books, including Ride a Horse, Not an Elevator and Ever True: A Union Private and His Wife. More info: or contact her directly at

About Mystic River Yacht Club:

Mystic River Yacht Club (MRYC) is a yacht club for both sailors and power boaters and is dedicated to cruising, racing, junior sailing, maritime education and fellowship in a family-like atmosphere. MRYC features varied social and special events throughout the year. For more information about MRYC, visit www.mysticriveryachtclub.com14 Holmes Street, Mystic, CT  06355, or contact: Jay Mckernan, Commodore, at, or Bill Volmar,former Commodore at



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