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The object of the Association is to foster, promote and encourage the enjoyment, traditions, and preservation of schooners by supporting individuals and organizations that are in sympathy with our object, by maintaining a record of these vessels past and present, and by coordinating a program of racing and cruising.
The American Schooner Association, founded in 1972, is a national organization whose members are owners of schooners, sailors and other individuals and organizations interested in preserving and promoting the virtues of the schooner rig. Membership is granted to all applicants in sympathy with the purposes of the Association. The Association produces a Newsletter titled Wing & Wing for all members and holds its annual meeting at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Connecticut, usually around the first week in February. Our membership is actively engaged in building, restoring and sailing these wonderful vessels. We encourage all individuals with similar interests to join us and help us grow (click here to join by mail or use our secure online payment system).
The minutes for the Association Annual Meeting held on February 21st in Mystic, CT are available here.
It's been awhile since we've posted here -- much has happened and while we keep the Mahdee blog up-to-date I must admit we've been dismal correspondents here. Let's see--after "North and More North," we made a nice trip into Ketchikan, Alaska. We found Alaska chock-full of "empty" places to be. Mooring balls in the middle of nowhere (thank you, United States Forest Service) and f
Steelaway is a modern steel construction of a 103' three mast gaff rigged schooner. Welder/Fabricator John Fazzio, former charter boat owner and operator, and oil fields supply boat captain, laid the first plate in 1989, following the blueprints of Tom Colvin, Naval Architect and Master of Steel boat construction.
The Association for Great Lakes Maritime History is looking for submissions for the 15th Annual Henry N. Barkhausen Award for Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History. The Association has sponsored the award since 2001 to recognize and encourage new research in the field of Great Lakes maritime history.
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