Governor Stone (schooner)

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Governor Stone
Launched: 1877 in Pascagoula, Mississippi
General characteristics
Tonnage: 14.6 GRT 12 NRT
  • 39.0 ft (11.9 m) (on deck)
  • 66 ft (20 m) (LOA)
Beam: 12.6 ft (3.8 m)
Draft: 3.9 ft (1.2 m)
Depth of hold: 3.3 ft (1.0 m)
Sail plan: Schooner
Governor Stone (schooner)
Governor Stone (schooner) is located in Florida
Governor Stone (schooner)
Location Panama City, Florida, USA
Coordinates 30°10′03.1″N 85°42′09.4″W / 30.167528°N 85.702611°W / 30.167528; -85.702611Coordinates: 30°10′03.1″N 85°42′09.4″W / 30.167528°N 85.702611°W / 30.167528; -85.702611
Built 1877[1][2]
NRHP Reference # 91002063
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 4 December 1991[3]
Designated NHL 4 December 1992[4]

Governor Stone is a historic schooner, built in 1877, in Pascagoula, Mississippi as a cargo freighter, United States. On 4 December 1991, she was added to the US National Register of Historic Places.[5] One year later, the schooner was designated a US National Historic Landmark. She became part of Eden Gardens State Park in 2003. However, the water in Tucker Bayou next to the park was too shallow for the boat to dock there. She was in Sandestin for a short time, then moved to Bay County.[6] In 2007, the schooner was towed to a marina in Fort Walton Beach.[7] In 2014, it was moved again to Panama City.[8]

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  1. ^ "Governor Stone". Florida Heritage Tourism Interactive Catalog. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ Delgado, James P. (1990). "Governor Stone National Historic Landmark Study". Maritime Landmarks Large Vessels. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historical Places - Florida (FL), Walton County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  4. ^ "Governor Stone (Schooner)". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  5. ^ Sikes, Kathryn (2004). "Governor Stone: Analysis of an 1877 Two-masted Schooner from the Gulf of Mexico". International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. 33 (2): 297–314. doi:10.1111/j.1095-9270.2004.00025.x. 
  6. ^ Civil, Heather (2 July 2007). "Abandoning Ship?: Walton County Struggling for Funds to Keep the Governor Stone Afloat". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  7. ^ Victora, Wendy (24 August 2007). "To Save a Sinking Ship: The Friends of Governor Stone Group Wants the Schooner to Be a Traveling Exhibit". Northwest Florida Daily News. Retrieved 2012-11-01. 
  8. ^ "Governor stone returns to Panama City". Panama City News Herald. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-02. 

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