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Offshore Sailing Adventures | Sail Lettie G. Howard in the Gloucester Schooner Race
South Street Seaport Museum announces Offshore Sailing Adventures aboard Lettie G. Howard from August 29 through September 13, 2016 along the Northeastern coast.
Join the crew of the South Street Seaport Museum’s National Historic Landmark schooner Lettie G. Howard on her annual voyage to her home waters of Gloucester, Massachusetts for the Gloucester Schooner Race and Festival. Following the race Lettie and crew will set sail for the New London Maritime Heritage Festival in New London, Connecticut. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join Lettie’s professional crew as a watch-standing crew member in training. Raise and handle sail, take the helm, help to chart a course, and learn the unique skills of a traditional mariner.
Lettie G. Howard has 13 bunks available for guest crew on various legs of her transit north. Join the crew for one or all of these opportunities:
NYC to Gloucester | 8/29-9/2 : $800.00
Gloucester Schooner Race | 9/4 : $160.00
Gloucester to New London | 9/5-9/9 : 800.00
New London to NYC | 9/11-9/13: $480.00
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About the Schooner Lettie G. Howard
Lettie G. Howard is a National Historic Landmark schooner owned and operated by the South Street Seaport Museum. Built in 1893 for use as a commercial fishing vessel, Lettie is one of the last remaining vessels of her kind. Lettie G. Howard is a United States Coast Guard inspected and certified Sailing School Vessel. Program participants aboard Lettie learn many of the skills of a professional mariner all while exploring the natural environment of the sea through classes and activities. As a Sailing School Vessel, every participant aboard Lettie will actively take part in setting sail, standing watch, steering, navigating, and all other aspects of shipboard operation. The communal shipboard environment provides students with challenging lessons in teamwork, communication, respect, and responsibility.