Spirit Of Massachusetts Arrives For Schooner Festival

From the Spirit Of Massachusetts Website which you can find by clicking here

Built by New England Historic Seaport at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
*Launched in 1984*

Length Overall:
125 feet

Length of the Waterline:
81 feet

Length on Deck:
100 feet

Draft:
11 feet

Height from Waterline to Main Topmast Truck:
100 feet 6 inches

Beam:
24 feet

Gross Tons:
90 tons

Sails:
Mainsail, Foresail, Jumbo, Jib, Jib Topsail, Fore Gaff-Topsail, Main Gaff-Topsail,Fisherman

Sail Area:
7000 Square Feet

Keel:
Greenheart

Hull:
Long Leaf Yellow Pine and White Oak

Frames:
White Oak

Masts:
Douglas Fir

Spars:
Douglas Fir

Deck:
Douglas Fir

Main Engine:
220 h.p. John Deere

Freshwater Capacity:
600 gallons

Diesel Fuel Capacity:
570 gallons

Number of Students:
20

Number of Crew:
8-11

Spirit of Massachusetts was launched on April 28, 1984 at the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. She is modeled after the 1889 fishing schooner Fredonia, designed by Edward Burgess. The Gloucester fishing schooners were widely known as "fast and able" vessels, and Fredonia was widely known for her speed. Spirit of Massachusetts proudly upholds that tradition to this day.

Spirit of Massachusetts was built by her original owners for service as a sail training vessel for young people. She also served as a good-will ambassador for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1984 until 1987. Ocean Classroom Foundation began chartering Spirit for our own educational programs in 1997, and subsequently purchased her in 2000.

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