What better way to enjoy a traditional ship under sail than with some live traditional music!
Sharks Come Cruisin' plays an energetic mix of original and traditional sing-along chanties, keeping the themes of audience participation and celebration at the center of their music and live performances. SCC has played several festivals up and down the Eastcoast, from Florida to Maine, and had the opportunity to play with Dropkick Murphys, The Loved Ones (Fat Wreck Chords), and Lemuria (Bridge Nine Records). They have been compared to Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and Against Me!, and have been described as sea shanty punk.
Mark Lambert - Vocals, guitar
Michael Bilodeau - Bass, vocals
James Toomey - Drums, vocals
Erik Wohlgemuth - Banjo, vocals
Erica Sachs - Melodica, vocals
Jonathan Cannon - Fiddle
Some of the sites you'll see while enjoying the music include::
- Historical Fort Nathan Hale - this fort played a role in the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and was the first site in New Haven to be recognized as a Landmark and Historic site.
- Picturesque Lighthouse Point - the lighthouse is also known as the Five Mile Point Light as it sits on a point of land five miles from the center of New Haven.
- An incredible view of Long Island Sound - the Sound features a diversity of plant and animal life and was designated a National Estuary in 1987.
The sail is two hours but the memory is forever.
Schooner Inc is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting environmental awareness and personal growth by providing educational experiences in marine science, sailing, and the history of Long Island Sound and its watershed. They have been doing this since 1975.
Schooner Quinnipiack is Schooner Inc's icon and is, by official decree of the mayor, New Haven's flagship. She has been serving New Haven Harbor for 20 years. Quinnipiack will transport you back to the golden age of sail. Jump on a line and help raise a sail or just sit back and relax and watch our professional crew do the work.
The Schooner Quinnipiack offers a variety of public sails and private charters. So join us on a relaxing sail and leave your worries behind.