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The History of South Setauket’s Famous Seafaring Woman

at Jefferson's Ferry | Tue Sep 29


Jefferson's Ferry

One Jefferson Ferry Drive
, NY
Tel: 631-650-2600

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Date & Time

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Tue, Sep 29, 2020
Cost: Free Event

Jefferson’s Ferry life plan community celebrates South Setauket’s famous 19th Century seafaring woman, Mary Swift Jones. “A Voyage to China & Japan: The 1858 voyage of Mary Swift Jones” is a virtual performance by writer, historian and descendent of Jones, Beverly Tyler. The event is on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Call 631-650-2600 or visit Jeffersonsferry.org/events.

Just after Admiral Perry opened South Street Seaport to trade in 1858, Jones and her husband, Captain Benjamin Jones, embarked on a three-year voyage from South Street Seaport to China and Japan. Through letters, artifacts, and journals, Tyler regales the audience with tales of their adventure.

After the presentation, Elissa Gargone, vice president of sales and marketing, will share a sneak peek of the planned expansion that includes new independent living apartments, a Healthy Living Center, a renovated community center and more. Construction is set to start this fall.

About Jefferson’s Ferry

Located along Long Island’s north shore at One Jefferson Ferry Drive, South Setauket, New York, Jefferson’s Ferry is a nonprofit life plan community for active adults age 62 and above. The community offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services on-site, along with programs, services, and amenities designed to enhance resident life through health/wellness activities, lifelong learning, the arts and music, spiritual development and social opportunities. Jefferson’s Ferry has been consistently named “Best Retirement Community” and “Best Assisted Living” on Long Island by the “Bethpage Best of Long Island,” the annual awards program sponsored by the Long Island Press. For more information, visit https://www.jeffersonsferry.org or call (631) 253-8585.