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Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame

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July 2018

Lecture: Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline

July 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame, 1 Burnside St
Bristol, RI 02809-2003 United States
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July 19, 2018 Gail MacDonald presents: "Morton F. Plant and the Connecticut Shoreline" Gilded Age financier Morton F. Plant inherited his father’s transportation empire determined to improve his community. A dreamer eager to invest in innovative technology and grassroots community causes alike, Plant’s influence ran deep on the Connecticut shoreline prior to World War I, and his legacy remains prominent. Plant’s summer mansion, Branford House, is one of southeastern Connecticut’s iconic landmarks. He was instrumental in founding the prestigious Connecticut…

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