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J. & E. RIGGIN (Schooner)

Rockland, Maine
County of Knox.
Rockland Harbor
National Register Number: 91002062
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Maritime: Vessel.
Congressional District: ME-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Windjammer cruises available; http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/ships/lists/name_2j.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 4, 1992):
Built in 1927 for oyster dredging, J. & E. RIGGIN represents the late and final form of the oyster schooner. In this type, the principles of naval architecture led to finer-lined vessels with more emphasis on better hydrodynamic characteristics. Originally sail powered, in 1946 she was converted to a motor vessel; in 1974, her sailing rig was restored for service as a windjammer.

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