October 13, 2010
Golden Tigers return from fun-filled Canada/New England Cruise
A total of 74 participants took part in the Cowley Golden Tigers’ Canada/New
England cruise, Oct. 2-9.
The group departed from New York on Oct. 2 and enjoyed ports of call in Boston, MA; Portland, ME; Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Saint John, New Brunswick.
“Everyone had a really good time and had a chance to see some beautiful countryside,” Margaret Neal, Program Coordinator of the Golden Tigers said.
While in Portland, the group went on a tour of Kennebunkport, Maine. There, they saw the home of former president George H. Bush and his wife, Barbara.
In Boston, the group visited The Old North Church, the location from which the famous “One if by land, and two if by sea” signal is said to have been sent. The phrase is related to Paul Revere’s midnight ride, of April 18, 1775.
In Halifax, the group visited the Citadel and had an opportunity to view the changing of the guard. They also toured Peggy’s Cove, a small rural community located on the eastern shore of St. Margaret’s Bay. The cove is famous for its classic red-and-white lighthouse, which is still operated by the Canadian Coast Guard.
The group then saw the reversing waterfalls in Saint John, New Brunswick.
“We got to see a lot and do a lot on this trip,” Neal said.
Half of the group returned home on Oct. 9, while the other half stayed for an extended New York City tour through Monday.
While in New York, the group visited the Statue of Liberty, the Ground Zero Memorial, the Empire State Building, Wall Street, Battery Park, George Washington Monument, and enjoyed a night tour of the city. Some of the group attended theatre productions of “Wicked” or “Lion King”, while others attended the CBS or NBC morning shows.
Along with Neal, Janice Stover, director of academic enrichment, served as a sponsor of the cruise.