L. A. Dunton (schooner)

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L. A. DUNTON (Schooner)
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. National Historic Landmark
Location: Mystic, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°21′30.07″N 71°57′58.03″W / 41.3583528°N 71.9661194°W / 41.3583528; -71.9661194Coordinates: 41°21′30.07″N 71°57′58.03″W / 41.3583528°N 71.9661194°W / 41.3583528; -71.9661194
Built/Founded: 1921
Architect: Arthur D. Story
Architectural style(s): Two-masted schooner
Governing body: Private
Added to NRHP: November 4, 1993[1]
Designated NHL: November 4, 1993[2]
NRHP Reference#: 93001612

L. A. DUNTON is one of two remaining fishing schooners built at the A.D. Story Shipyard in Essex, Massachusetts.

Dunton was modeled after a ship designed by Thomas J. McManus and was among the last large, purely sail-powered fishing vessels built. She was later equipped with an engine and had been adapted for use primarily as a motor vessel before being acquired by the Mystic Seaport Museum in 1963. An initial restoration in 1963-65 returned the rig and stern to their original configuration, while subsequent restorations between 1974 and 1985 returned her to a more fully authentic appearance.[3]

L.A. Dunton was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.[2],[3]

See also


  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://www.nr.nps.gov/. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "L. A. DUNTON (Schooner)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=2169&ResourceType=Structure. Retrieved 2007-10-03. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 ["L. A. Dunton", January 25, 1993, by Nancy D'Estang and Andrew GermanPDF (207 KB) "National Historic Landmark Nomination"]. National Park Service. 1993-01-25. "L. A. Dunton", January 25, 1993, by Nancy D'Estang and Andrew GermanPDF (207 KB). 

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