Lettie G. Howard
Lettie G. Howard sailing in New York Harbor 2010
|Namesake:||Lettie G. Howard Barron|
|Owner:||South Street Seaport Museum|
|Builder:||A.D. Story yard, Essex, MA|
|Status:||sail training/educational vessel|
|Type:||two-masted gaff schooner|
|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)|
Lettie G. Howard (schooner)
Lettie G. Howard in 1989 prior to restoration
|Location||South Street Seaport, Manhattan, New York City, New York|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built||1893 Story Yard Essex, Massachusetts|
|Architect||Arthur D. Story|
|Architectural style||Fredonia schooner|
|Governing body||South Street Seaport Museum|
|NRHP Reference #||84002779|
|Added to NRHP||7 September 1984|
|Designated NHL||11 April 1989|
Lettie G. Howard is a wooden Fredonia schooner built in 1893 in Essex, Massachusetts, USA. This type of craft was commonly used by American offshore fishermen. Lettie G. Howard 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.
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.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- "Lettie G. Howard (Schooner)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15.
- South Street Seaport Museum
- Foster, Kevin J. (August 5, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lettie G. Howard" (PDF). National Park Service.
- "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lettie G. Howard—Accompanying photos" (PDF). National Park Service. 1988.
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