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Lettie G. Howard

Lettie G. Howard
Lettie G. Howard sailing in New York Harbor 2010
Career (USA)
Namesake: Lettie G. Howard Barron
Owner: South Street Seaport Museum
Builder: A.D. Story yard, Essex, MA
Launched: 1893
Acquired: 1968
Refit: 1993
Status: sail training/educational vessel
General characteristics
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: 7-9
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
Governing body South Street Seaport Museum
NRHP Reference # 84002779[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 7 September 1984
Designated NHL 11 April 1989[2]

Lettie G. Howard is a wooden Fredonia schooner built in 1893 in Essex, Massachusetts, USA.[3] 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 certified as a training and working museum ship.

She was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1989.[2][4][5]

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.

Current Master: Captain Aaron Singh (12/1/13- Present)

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  2. ^ a b "Lettie G. Howard (Schooner)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. 2007-09-15. 
  3. ^ South Street Seaport Museum
  4. ^ Foster, Kevin J. (August 5, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lettie G. Howard" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Lettie G. Howard—Accompanying photos" (pdf). National Park Service. 1988. 

External links

  • Biography of Lettie G. Howard Barron, biography and burial information about the woman for whom the Lettie G. Howard was named.
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