American Spirit (schooner)
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This article is about the schooner. For the cruise ship, see American Spirit (ship). For other uses, see American Spirit.
The American Spirit at dock at Gangplank Marina in Washington, D.C., on July 2, 2010.
|Owner:||National Maritime Heritage Foundation|
|Builder:||Eldredge Welding Co. (hull no. 14)|
|Class and type:||Schooner|
|Tons burthen:||21 (gross); 19 (net)|
|Length:||50 feet (15 m)|
|Beam:||16.7 feet (5.1 m)|
|Draft:||5.2 feet (1.6 m)|
|Complement:||35 passengers + crew|
American Spirit is a 50-foot gaff-rigged, steel-hulled schooner built on Cape Cod in 1991. The ship is owned and operated by the National Maritime Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. and is used as a "floating classroom" for teaching District of Columbia-area students about sailing and maritime history. American Spirit is also used for excursion cruises and private charters.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Vessel Documentation Search By Name". NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology. http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/CoastGuard/VesselByName.html. Retrieved July 3, 2010.
- ↑ "The American Spirit". National Maritime Heritage Foundation. http://www.dcsail.org/schooner. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- ↑ The Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race: Official Preview Program. Annapolis: SpinSheet Publishing Company. 2008. p. 12. http://www.schoonerrace.org/pdfs/spinsheet08.pdf. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
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