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Mystic Seaport to premiere new documentary

Mystic Seaport, in partnership with film producer and sailor Gary Jobson, will present the premiere of the documentary “Unfurling the World: The Voyages of Irving and Electa Johnson.”

The screening will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Olde Mistick Village Art Cinemas. Jobson will introduce the film, which is 1 hour and 17 minutes long, and will briefly discuss the program.

The adventurous Johnson couple completed seven round-the-world voyages between 1933 and 1958 aboard a series of vessels named Yankee, and later in life traveled throughout the inland waterways of Europe.

The Johnsons often visited remote islands and documented each voyage extensively, frequently as contributors to National Geographic. They were able to capture traditions, ceremonies, and customs of people that lived a lifestyle that in many cases no longer exists today.

Mystic Seaport is the repository for much of the Johnson legacy, and the archival footage and most of the photographs of these voyages are from the museum's collections.

Tickets are $10 per person ($8 per museum member) and can be purchased by calling Mystic Seaport Central Reservations at (860) 572-5322 or online at