8th September 2019 - Visit to Stonington, Ct, USA

Stonington is the town from which the American Sealers, lead by Isaac Pendleton, who built Independence hailed.   American River resident and enthusiastic RIG member Doug Gray recently visited Stonington whilst on holiday in the United States.   He had meetings with, inter alia, the First Selectman (Mayor) 0f Stonington and representatives of the Stonington Historical Society and presented them with a plaque, made by Greg Roberts, commemorating the visit.

There was much interest in the RIG project and we have obtained a lot of fascinating information about the origins of these brave seafarers.