Gloucester and Essex schooners headed to Sail Boston
Wave the flag for Gloucester and Essex!
Essex-built schooners participating in Sail Boston will be a significant part of the upcoming celebration of Tall Ships, June 16-22. They are: Lettie G. Howard, Roseway, Adventure, Thomas E. Lannon, Ardelle, Fame, and Lewis H. Story.
There will be fifty-one vessels participating in Sail Boston, twenty-nine of which will be schooner rigged. Of these twenty-nine, seven were built in Essex, MA, and four were built by eleventh generation Essex shipbuilder Harold Burnham. The oldest, Lettie G. Howard from South Street Seaport, New York, was built in 1893, with Ardelle the youngest, in 2011.
Other participating schooners with a local connection are American Eagle from Rockland, Maine, originally the Gloucester dragger Andrew and Rosalie, and the small schooners Green Dragon from Gloucester and Redbird from Essex.
The website Sailboston.com has a complete list of all of the vessels, plus a calendar of events and viewing information.