Notice the eye-bolt and letter 'O'.
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There are all sorts of exhibits, most with live interpreters who will explain all about it. My two favourites were the barrel-maker (cooper) and the building containing many old navigation instruments.
One photo layout leads to another.
There are several 'Tall Ships' at Mystic.
Shipsmith. A new word for me.
Not quite so ancient.
Mystic Whaler leaves her winter berth to prepare for another season of cruising.
She is a reproduction of a late 19th century coastal cargo schooner that was designed for the passenger trade by Chubb Crockett of Camden, Maine.
Built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, Florida and rebuilt in 1993 in Providence, Rhode Island.
Weight: 107 tons
Length: 83 ft, Sparred Length: 110 feet.
Beam: 25 ft.
Draft: 7.5 ft. With centreboard down: 13 ft.
Sail area: 3,000 square ft.
Decks: Vertical grain Douglas Fir
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Power: Detroit Diesel 6-71, 175 HP
Transmission: Twin Disc 508
Generator: Northern Lights, 30 kW
Passenger Capacity: 52 day and up to 31 overnight.
Fresh water capacity: 900 gallons
Fuel Capacity: 850 gallons
Tall Ships America.