This schooner is a recreation of the tall ship La Amistad that was the site of the mutiny by illegally captured Africans on their voyage to America. The ship was built using all traditional methods and techniques to make the replica as authentic as possible. Tours of the ship are available which inform visitors of the story of the ship, and the ship serves as both classroom and monument as well.
The lovely Housatonic River runs through Western Massachusetts and Connecticut for 139 miles (225 kilometers). The name of the river comes from the Mohican for "beyond the mountain place" and passes through the western side of the Berkshires. Throughout the year, the river hosts some of the biggest rowing events in New England, such as those of Yale crew and the New Haven Rowing Club.