Goodwin College Hosts the Half Moon

Goodwin College did it again. College President, Mark Scheinberg, and his team are marketing masters. They know how to work the public relations machine and they have a wonderful network of friends and supporters. Goodwin has made a big splash with their East Hartford expansion. That is all good for the community. Watch closely because they will show you you get it done. The latest demonstration was a riverside open house to celebrate the return of the Half Moon, a replica of Henry Hudson’s ship. The ship was open to the public for part of its visit, but tonight, access was reserved for various friends of the Goodwin community.

The college has generated a fair amount of buzz by bringing the ship back to their new Connecticut River campus for the second year in a row. A crew sailed the ship from its home river, the Hudson, in New York. The crew answered questions while guests toured the boat. You could handle examples of the instruments that Hudson and his crew used 400 years ago while exploring the New World. You could also learn the origin of the term “knots” and get a look at the galley. The view of Hartford from the dock is spectacular. A band planned on the lawn while folks mingled and enjoyed cocktails and snacks. In true Goodwin fashion, dessert was straight from a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream cart. Bravo.

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