MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) _ Mystic Seaport says a lack of tourists is
forcing it to shut for six weeks this winter.

The museum, which is one of the biggest attractions in
Connecticut, operated on a reduced schedule in the past two
winters. Next year, it will close from Jan. 2 to Feb. 15.

The Day of New London reports ( ) that
Spokesman Dan McFadden said the museum has tried different
schedules over the years but has not yet found the right mix of
days and hours for the winter. It has been trying to come up with
plans to become more of a year-round destination.

McFadden said staff members will continue to work during the
shutdown, although hours will be reduced slightly for some

Beginning March 31, the museum plans to begin operating seven
days a week.
Information from: The Day,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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