October 19, 2013 along Portsmouth, Virginia's riverfront.

"One of the Greatest Gathering of Schooners in the World" featuring participating schooners from the 24th Annual Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Visit the "Mystic Whaler and the "Sultana" During Schooner Days

The "Mystic Whaler" from Providence, Rhode Island
The Mystic Whaler is a reproduction of a late 19th century coastal cargo schooner that was designed for the passenger trade by Chubb Crockett of Camden, Maine.  She was built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, Florida and was rebuilt in 1993 in Providence, Rhode Island.

The schooner meets or exceeds all Coast Guard standards for safety with an auxiliary diesel engine and generator and a full array of navigational equipment.

    * Weight: 107 tons
    * Length overall: 83 feet.  Sparred length: 110 feet
    * Draft: 7 ½ feet.  With centerboard down: 13 feet
    * Sail area: 3,000 square feet
    * Rig: schooner
    * Hull: steel
    * Decks: Clear, vertical grain Douglas Fir
    * Beam: 25 feet
    * Power: Detroit Diesel 6-71, 175 horsepower. Transmission: Twin Disc 508
    * Generator: Northern Lights, 30 kilowatt
    * Passenger capacity: 65 day, 34 overnight
    * Water capacity: 900 gallons
    * Fuel capacity: 850 gallons

The Schooner "Sultana" from Chestertown, Maryland.
The Schooner Sultana is a replica of a Boston-built merchant vessel that served for four years as the smallest schooner ever in the British Royal Navy. Using the British Admiralty’s meticulous documentation of the original Sultana, she has been recreated with outstanding detail and offers all who sail aboard her a terrific glimpse of 18th century seafaring life. Launched in 2001, and based in the historic port of Chestertown, Maryland, Sultana now sails as the “Schoolship of the Chesapeake,” providing unique educational programs for more than 5,000 students each year.

Rig: Topsail Schooner
Homeport: Chestertown, Maryland
Sparred Length: 97'
Length on Deck: 51' 3"
Draft: 8
Beam: 16'  8"
Rig Height: 70'
Gross Tonnage: 43 GRT
Builder: John Swain Swain Boatbuilders, LLC

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