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A Sneak Peek at Our Auction Items

I Love Vermont ...

...  And you will too, at this darling Carriage House at Darling Hill. The winner of this auction item, donated by Tabitha Bowling F'94 and Alyssa May S'92, will enjoy a three-night stay in Lydon, Vermont, with panoramic views of Burke Mountain.

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Designed by a master craftsman, this beautifully appointed, 2000-square-foot condo sleeps six to eight guests and features three bedrooms and two full baths with ample living space, a full kitchen, and beautiful woodwork throughout. The condo is three levels. The third-floor master bedroom includes a double bed, built-in storage, a dresser, a closet, and a skylight. There are two first-floor bedrooms, each with its own closet and chest of drawers; one has two twin beds while the other features a trundle that converts to two twin- or to one king-sized bed. First- and second-floor baths each include a shower and a tub. The second floor boasts a full kitchen with dining for six to eight people with table and bar seating and a living area that includes a love seat; a fold-out, queen-sized couch; and additional seating. 

Ski, bike, hike, snowshoe: it's an outdoor wonderland! The condo is trailside to North America's No. 1 mountain bike trail network, according to Bike Magazine. Full details and booking calendar available at https://www.vrbo.com/648484

Three Nights

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FACT: A harpoon is a long, spear-like instrument used in fishing, whaling, sealing, and other marine hunting to catch large fish or marine mammals such as whales.

FACT: You can’t leave a Williams-Mystic Alumni Weekend auction without bidding on one of these crowd-pleasers.

Handcrafted by Mystic Seaport’s beloved ship smith Bill Scheer, this hand-forged implement is perfect for your next high seas adventure, or to proudly display in your home.

Retail value: $900

Take Home these marine artifacts ... Really!

"I'VE GOT A SET," you say, when the musical enthusiast next to you says, “I feel a song coming on. If only someone had a handmade rhythmic instrument, like a set of bones*!” You’ll slide the bones out of your handmade ditty bag* as you casually spear your lunch with a hand-forged set* of eating utensils and the fun begins!

Celebrate maritime skills with us this year with this blockbuster collection of handmade maritime items: a set of bones made by Tim Reilly; a ditty bag made by Nathan Adams; a carved eagle* by Jack Barber, a piece of tarred marlin* from the Charles W. Morgan, and a set of cutlery by Chip Sowalski.

*Item up for auction as a group of maritime skills artifacts

Retail value: $1200

What's in a Name?

Meet Williams-Mystic's Newest Research Vessel

Williams-Mystic has a brand-new research vessel--and we need your help to name her. 

The vessel: A dark blue, Eastern 22, center console powerboat built in 2011. With traditional Downeast lines and a 115 HP Yamaha four-cycle outboard motor, she is a spacious and effective platform for our students' independent research projects throughout Fisher's Island Sound.

You: An enterprising alum with stellar ideas eager to make your mark on the future of Williams-Mystic. 

How to participate: Submit your name suggestions at Reunion or email them to Tom Van Winkle (tsv1@williams.edu). Need inspiration? Visit Reunion and you can view the vessel in person and even climb aboard. 

We'll be collecting suggestions until early October. Williams-Mystic staff and faculty will select the winning name. We can't wait to hear your ideas!

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Campsites Reserved for Reunion Weekend

Reserve your spot soon; limited space available

With Alumni Weekend fast approaching (September 15-17, don't forget!), we've set aside 10 campsites accommodating two people each at the Seaport RV Resort and Campground. Email Mary O'Loughlin (mo6@williams.edu) soon to reserve your site! Registration is first come, first served, and space is limited.

Special Housing for the 40th Reunion

Announcing the Winners of Our Email Silent Auction!

Congratulations to the winners of our email silent auction (see below for details)! Erin Flannery Keith (F'03) has won the honor of staying in an apartment in the former Mallory House, donated by current owner Lyndsey Pyrke-Fairchild (F'03) and her partner Chris. The Class of F'07, meanwhile, will spend the 40th Reunion aboard the yacht Wireless. Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to everyone who participated and to those who donated the accommodations!