Florence (dragger)

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The Florence at dock.
The Florence.
Career (United States) USAUnited States
Builder: Franklin G. Post
Completed: 1926
General characteristics
Installed power: Gray Marine 6-71

The Florence is a western rig dragger located at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut, United States. The Florence was built in 1926 by Franklin G. Post along the Mystic River and was used as a dragger in Long Island Sound. In 1982 the Florence was acquired by Mystic Seaport and completely restored to her original configuration. The Florence is the only working dragger in a museum collection. The Florence is now used to carry students to collect marine biology specimens from Fishers Island Sound.[1]


  1. Mystic Seaport Accessed November 15, 2008

Coordinates: 41°21′45″N 71°57′55″W / 41.3625°N 71.96528°W / 41.3625; -71.96528