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:||Sea-going museum ship|
|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)|
|Crew:||17 POB for exposed waters, 36 POB for day sails, 20 POB overnight (Captain, Lic Mate crew varies: bosun, engineer, cook deckhand up to 7 paid crew)|
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|
|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 currently certified by the US Coast Guard as a Sailing School Vessel training and working museum ship.
In 2014, the schooner received two awards relating to her programming and historic restoration efforts; the Tall Ships America 2014 Sail Training Vessel of the Year Award, and the New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "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.
- Old Salt Blog - Lettie G. Howard Returns to New York's South Street Seaport
- 2014 Tall Ships America Sail Training Conference Awards
- 25th Annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards list
- 2015 Gloucester Schooner Festival Race Results
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