- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A Superior Court judge has approved a plan by a court-appointed receiver to keep the Amistad schooner docked this summer in New London, available for maritime festivals and educational programs.

The Day of New London reports (https://bit.ly/1wHKUD7 ) that receiver Katharine Sacks says that because of a lack of money, the ship could return to its homeport in New Haven, which does not charge docking fees.

But its slip in New Haven has silted in.

Sacks says New London has offered dock space in exchange for the ship’s presence at key maritime festivals this summer.

The replica of a 19th century slave ship captured by African captives is a symbol of America’s early anti-slavery movement.

The organization that operates the ship had lost its nonprofit status for failing to file federal tax returns.

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Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com

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