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Flag USA
Rig Schooner
Homeport Vineyard Haven, MA
Sparred Length 126'
LOA 90'
LOD 85'
LWL 78'
Draft 12' 6
Beam 21'
Rig Height 94'
Freeboard 5'
Sail Area 5000 square feet
Tons 85 GRT
Power twin diesels
Hull wood
The ex-pilot schooner Alabama is an authentic example of a typical Gloucester fishing schooner of the early 1900s. She was built for the Mobile Bar Pilot Association in Pensacola, Florida in 1926 and designed by the greatest New England designer of Gloucester schooners, Thomas F. McManus. After a major three-year reconstruction, the summer of 1998 marked her first year sailing the waters of southern New England joining the Shenandoah in The Black Dog Tall Ships fleet of Martha's Vineyard. The Alabama runs 6-day sailing trips for youth ages 9 to16 from late June through late August and is available for day and sunset sails and private charter each year from June 1 through late June and late May through mid October.
Who Sails Elementary School,
Middle School,
High School,
Individuals Under 25,
Adults (25 and over): private and corporate charters
Program Type For Paying Trainees: Overnight Passages,
For Paying Trainees: Day Sails,
Passenger Trade: Day Sails
Affiliated Schools  
Affiliated Groups  
Cruising Waters: Summer Southern New England
Cruising Waters: Winter
Designer Thomas F. McManus
Built 1926
Coast Guard Certification Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
Crew 6
Trainees & Passengers 49 day passages, 27 overnight
Contact Person Captain Robert Douglas
Organization The Black Dog Tall Ships
Address The Black Dog Tall Ships
PO Box 429
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 US
Telephone 1 (508) 693-1699
Fax 1 (508) 693-1881
e-mail office@coastwisepacket.com
Website www.theblackdogtallships.com
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