L. A. Dunton (schooner)

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L. A. Dunton
L.A. Dunton 2008.jpg
L. A. Dunton in dry dock
Owner: Mystic Seaport Museum
Builder: A.D. Story Shipyard
Launched: 1921
Status: Museum ship
General characteristics
Tonnage: 134 gross register tons (GRT)
94 net register tons (NRT)
Length: 104.3 ft (31.8 m)
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft: 11.6 ft (3.5 m)
Sail plan: Schooner
L. A. Dunton (Schooner)
Mystic Seaport L.A. Dunton - Fishing Schooner.JPG
L.A. Dunton in Mystic Seaport
L. A. Dunton (schooner) is located in Connecticut
L. A. Dunton (schooner)
Location Mystic, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°21′30″N 71°57′58″W / 41.35833°N 71.96611°W / 41.35833; -71.96611Coordinates: 41°21′30″N 71°57′58″W / 41.35833°N 71.96611°W / 41.35833; -71.96611
Built 1921
Architect Thomas F. McManus
Architectural style Two-masted schooner
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001612
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 4 November 1993[1]
Designated NHL 4 November 1993[2]

L. A. Dunton is one of two remaining fishing schooners built at the A.D. Story Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts.

L. A. Dunton was modeled after a ship designed by Thomas F. McManus and was among the last large, purely sail-powered fishing vessels built. She was later equipped with an engine and had been adapted for use primarily as a motor vessel before being acquired by the Mystic Seaport Museum in 1963. An initial restoration in 1963-65 returned the rig and stern to their original configuration, while subsequent restorations between 1974 and 1985 returned her to a more fully authentic appearance.[3] L.A. Dunton was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "L. A. Dunton (Schooner)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. ^ a b D'Estang, Nancy; German, Andrew (25 January 1993). "National Historic Landmark Nomination / L. A. Dunton" (pdf). National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-09-04.  and
    "Accompanying Photos" (pdf). Retrieved 2012-09-04. 

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