Journey Down the Mystic Sept. 12!

Mare Liberum, a boatbuilding and waterfront art collective based on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, will be leading a day-long journey down the Mystic River on September 12th. The journey will be punctuated by stops to meet with environmental, advocacy, and citizen scientist groups doing work on the river, including MyRWA, Public Lab, Clean Water Action, and Chelsea Collaborative. As part of their residency and exhibition at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, entitled Or, the other island, Mare Liberum will be holding workshops from September 3rd-11th to build a small fleet of their newly designed plywood punts for the journey. Members of the public are invited to sign up for a spot on the punts, or bring their own human-powered boats along for the journey on September 12th. If you are interested in joining for the journey and/or boatbuilding workshop, please contact Sunita at

Additionally, Mare Liberum is interested in any expertise members of the MyRWA community have about the river to help prepare for the trip. Historians, scientists, boat-clubbers, and paddlers with experience on the river who are willing to share some of their knowledge should please also contact Sunita at