Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Roseway"

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Roseway, Thad Koza (, k.A. / unknown , k.A. / unknown

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Thad Koza (,
k.A. / unknown,
k.A. / unknown

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Camden
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1925
Yard:J.F. James Yard, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Overall length:41.75 m
Length (hull):34.20 m
Breadth:7.62 m
Draught:3.96 m
Sail area:538 m2
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:230 PS
Engine:2x165 PS General Motors Diesel

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 02 Apr 2021

  • built in 1925 as a private fishing yacht by John James, Essex, Massachusetts, launched on November 21, 1925, owned by Harold Hathaway of Taunton.
  • 1941 purchased by the Boston Pilots Association, she began a 32 year career as a pilot schooner based in Boston Habour, some modifications for that service, during World War II since 1942 the schooner served in the Coast Guard Reserve as a patrol vessel (Number CGR 812, machine gun installed on deck).
  • she is said to be the last pilot schooner active in the United States when she was retired from service in 1971.
  • 1972 sold to some Boston businessmen, converted into a passenger sailing vessel, after some time in Boston she changed the owner again and came to Camden purchased by captains J. Sharp and O. Young, after some further modifications of the accomodations she became a charter vessel out of Camden.
  • participated in the Tall Ships events like the Bi-Centennial Tall Ship's celebrations in New York and Boston in 1976, New York 1980 and Halifax 1984, the Tall Ships Parade at the rededication of the Statue of Liberty in 1986, the Tall Ships 2000 event in Boston 2000.
  • aquired by the World Ocean School nonprofit organization of Camden in 2002, restoration of the schooner "Roseway" over the next 18 months in Boothbay Harbor, she became a platform for the programs of the school for 14-16 teenagers from around the world.
  • named after an acquaintance of Hathaway's (first owner), "who always got her way".
  • registered as National Historic Landmark.


Website (English, 02 Apr 2021):
Schooner Roseway: website of the operator, the World Ocean School with offers for sailing on board, their mission, information about the ship and contact

Literature for further reading:

We recommend the following references for your further research of the ship. The references marked with have been included in the generation of the ship profile on this page.

Thaddeus Koza
"Tall Ships - the Fleet of the 21th Century"
Tide-Mark Press, East Hartford 2000 ISBN: 1-55949-551-0
Page: 146 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data

American Sail Training Association (ASTA)
"Sail Tall Ships! A Directory of Sail Training and Adventure at Sea"
2007 ISBN: 978-0-9799878-0-9
(17th Edition)
Page: 247 Source with picture Source with history Source with technical data Quelle with contact