Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Mistress"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Registered port:Camden, Maine
Type of rigging:SCHONER
Year built:1960
Yard:Deer Isle, Maine, USA
Overall length:17.70 m
Length (hull):14.00 m
Breadth:3.95 m
Draught:1.80 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood
Power:60 PS

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 30 Dec 2001

  • built on Deer Isle, Maine, in 1960, for private use, Captain Jim Nesbit, owner of Maine Windjammer Cruises at the time, admired and purchased her to add to his fleet as a more private six-passenger windjammer, before she was completed, the hull was launched and brought to Camden shipyard where she was fitted out as a cruising schooner for passangers who require more privacy than the larger boats of the fleet could offer.
  • construction is a blend of a traditional schooner and private yacht, same ship lines as the old coastal schooners, like "Mercantile" (1916) and "Grace Bailey" (1882), but with modern accommodations below decks and fitted with an engine.
  • restored in 1992, extend of her length by 7m and her breadth, new masts rigging, and sails.
  • she still belongs to the fleet of former coastal trading schooners offering sailing cruises for smaller groups out of Camden in the waters of Maine, the Penobscot Bay.

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.

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)
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