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ROSEWAY (Schooner)

Boothbay Harbor, Maine
County of Knox.
Sample's Shipyard, 120 Commercial St.
National Register Number: 97001278
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Transportation - water -related. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: ME-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Passenger schooner.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 25, 1997):
This wooden two-masted schooner, built in 1925, is the only known survivor of a type of vessel developed specifically to compete in yearly international races of fishing boats. In 1941, ROSEWAY became a pilot boat in Boston, and during World War II served as a patrol vessel manned by the Coast Guard Reserve. ROSEWAY has served as a passenger schooner since 1973. ROSEWAY still retains between 80 and 90 percent of its original hull fabric.

The vessel has had a long history of hard use. At this point, while structurally sound, she needs considerable work to prevent infiltration of water and consequent rotting. Roseway is applying for a Save America's Treasures grant in 2003.

In December, 2003, it was reported that the Roseway lost her U.S.C.G. passenger certificate, and she is now for sale in the Caribbean.

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