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AMERICAN EAGLE (Schooner)

Rockland, Maine
County of Knox.
Rockland Harbor
National Register Number: 91002064
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related.
Congressional District: ME-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Windjammer cruises available: http://www.midcoast.com/%7Eschooner/vessels.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 4, 1992):
Built in 1930 as ANDREW AND ROSALIE, this was the last of its type built in Gloucester, Massachusetts, ending a 300-year tradition of building sailing fishing schooners. Using both sail and motor power, auxiliary schooners played an important role in the fishing industry's transition to modern motor-powered trawlers. After 50 years in the fishing trade, she was restored for passenger cruises along the coast of Maine as a windjammer.


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