Lettie G. Howard

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Schooner Lettie G. Howard, South Street Seaport Museum, New York (New York County, New York).jpg
Lettie G. Howard in 1989 prior to restoration

Lettie G. Howard ship.jpg

Lettie G. Howard sailing in New York Harbor 2010

Career (USA) United States
Name: Lettie G. Howard
Owner: South Street Seaport Museum
Builder: A.D. Story yard, Essex, MA
Launched: 1893
Acquired: 1968
Refit: 1993
Fate: sail training/educational vessel
General characteristics
Type: two-masted gaff schooner
Tonnage: 59 short tons (54 t)
Displacement: 102 short tons (93 t)
Length: 125.4 ft (38.2 m) overall
Beam: 21.1 ft (6.4 m)
Draft: 10.6 ft (3.2 m)
Depth of hold: 8.4 ft (2.6 m)
Sail plan: mainsail, main topsail, foresail, staysail, jib; 5,072 square feet (471.2 m2)
Crew: 7-9
Notes: wood hull
Lettie G. Howard (schooner)
Location South Street Seaport, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Area less than one acre
Built 1893 A.D. Story Yard Essex, Massachusetts
Architect Arthur D. Story
Architectural style Fredonia schooner
Governing body South Street Seaport Museum
NRHP Reference # 84002779[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 7, 1984
Designated NHL April 11, 1989[2]

Lettie G. Howard is a wooden Fredonia schooner built in 1893 in Essex, Massachusetts, USA.[3] This type of craft was commonly used by American offshore fishermen. The Lettie spent a significant portion of her working life off the Yucatan Peninsula coast. In 1968, she was sold to the South Street Seaport Museum and refinished. She was restored in 1991 and is certified as a training and working museum ship.

She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][4][5]

Based in New York, she currently sails along the Northeast seaboard. She underwent extensive shipyard repairs in Portland, Maine in the second half of 2013.

Current Master: Captain Aaron Singh (12/1/13- Present)[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Lettie G. Howard (Schooner)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ South Street Seaport Museum
  4. ^ ["Lettie G. Howard", August 5, 1988, by Kevin J. Foster PDF (258 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Registration"]. National Park Service. 1988-08-05. 
  5. ^ [Lettie G. Howard - 4 photos, exterior, from 1920-1988 PDF (0.98 MB) "National Register of Historic Places Registration"]. National Park Service. 1988-08-05. 

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