Monday, April 22, 2013

Yacht Spotting: Roseway

Okay, the Grand Banks schooner Roseway is a world away from the other yachts I’ve presented, but boy, isn’t she beautiful. Like me (Anne), she originated in Massachusetts, built from local white oak in Essex in 1925 (though Anne is flesh and blood, from Quincy, and born much later than 1925). Although ostensibly a commercial fishing boat (one day catching 34 swordfish), she was specially designed to be raced against the Halifax boats in the fishing vessel races in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1940s, Roseway was bought by the Boston Pilots Association and used during WWII to guide ships through the harbor when the navigational lights were turned off. Now she belongs to the World Ocean School, providing education programs and day sails for the public.  She’s got a beautiful schedule, summering in Boston and wintering in St. Croix. This picture is from the day we saw her sailing out of Cristiansted, St. Croix. I got the above information at the World Ocean School website, which has lots more of interest with regard to Roseway and their programs.


  1. OMG, just beautiful. Wish we could take a ride!

  2. I could REALLY picture Bob at the wheel of a wooden ship like this! But Kitty, think of all the wood to be varnished - quite a job, even for the Varnish Queen.