Lettie G. Howard
Lettie G. Howard in 1989 prior to restoration
Lettie G. Howard sailing in New York Harbor 2010
|Name:||Lettie G. Howard|
|Owner:||South Street Seaport Museum|
|Builder:||A.D. Story yard, Essex, MA|
|Fate:||sail training/educational vessel|
|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)|
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|
|Added to NRHP||September 7, 1984|
|Designated NHL||April 11, 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. 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.
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
- [ PDF (258 KB) "National Register of Historic Places Registration"]. National Park Service. 1988-08-05.
- [ PDF (0.98 MB) "National Register of Historic Places Registration"]. National Park Service. 1988-08-05.
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