A Connecticut judge has appointed a receiver to take over the operations and finances of the group that runs the state’s official flagship, the Amistad schooner.
The operators of the replica slave-ship Amistad say the ship has arrived in New London for this weekend’s Sailfest, two days after Gov. Dannel Malloy threatened to “reconsider” state funding if the schooner follows through with plans to skip the event.
The operators of the replica slave-ship Amistad plan a tour of Northeast ports this summer to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the famous rebellion aboard the original ship.
An official of the west African nation of Sierra Leone is calling on the Spanish government to pay reparations to his country and New Haven over the revolt of African slaves aboard the Amistad.
Amistad America has been re-thinking its business plan after damage on its return from a trip to Cuba required an estimated $100.000 in repairs. After the boat is repaired and passes its Coast Guard inspections,the plan is for the ship to spend the warm weather months operating between New Haven, New London and Mystic, running youth educational programs, day sails and short trips.
A co-founder of an acclaimed New Haven charter school and deputy mayor of New Jersey’s largest city has been introduced as Connecticut’s new education commissioner.