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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).
On last Friday, 8/14, Becky and I closed the deal with the Estate of David Clarke, and we are now the proud owners of the schooner Winfield Lash. She has been hauled out and covered since last Fall in Rockland, ME, and we are in the process of commissioning her, hoping to get her sailing again and bring her down to her new homeport of Mystic, CT before it gets too late in the season.
Does anyone have any news on the fate of the schooner "Heron" that was sunk in the C & D Canal? The last I heard was that she was moved to a shed in the Essex, CT, area.
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Schooner nerds alert: Don't miss the historic annual gathering this year at the 31st Gloucester Schooner Festival, Sept 4,5, and 6. Four out of the 5 Essex built schooners still sailing will be there. Adventure, Lettie G. Howard, Roseway, Highlander Sea (Pilot). Also Columbia, yes, the "new" one, plus three schooners built by umpteenth generation Essex builder Harold Burnham.
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