Ahoy, Matey!

Let’s bring the Middlesex back home to Darien. This 22-foot long sloop is a replica of an 18th century whaleboat, the kind used by mariners during the Revolutionary War to fend off raids by the British.

The Middlesex has been stored outside for years at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, and she needs a bit of TLC to make her ship shape. Read the full story here.

A special installation is planned to showcase the Middlesex and to honor our forgotten war heroes and the community leaders who built her in the 1970s.

With your help, we can reel her in!


Thank you to our Lead Sponsor, The Darien Foundation

Please join our efforts to save our ship and donate online below today, or send a check made out to "The Darien Historical Society" to 45 Old King's Highway North, Darien, CT 06820.