Offshore Sailing Adventures aboard Lettie G. Howar

Neighborhood: Financial District
Type of Place: Special Events


South Street Seaport Museum announces Offshore Sailing Adventures aboard Lettie G. Howard: Race aboard a Gloucester schooner! August 29 – September 13, 2016 South Street Seaport Museum announces Offshore Sailing Adventures aboard Lettie G. Howard from August 29 through September 13, 2016 along the Northeastern coast. Join the crew of the South Street Seaport Museum’s National Historic Landmark schooner Lettie G. Howard on her annual voyage to her home waters of Gloucester, Massachusetts for the Gloucester Schooner Race and Festival. Following the race Lettie and crew will set sail for the New London Maritime Heritage Festival in New London, Connecticut. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join Lettie’s professional crew as a watch-standing crew member in training. Raise and handle sail, take the helm, help to chart a course, and learn the unique skills of a traditional mariner. Lettie G. Howard has 13 berths available for guest crew on various legs of her transit north. Join the crew for one or all of these opportunities: Ticket Price: NYC to Gloucester | 8/29-9/2 : $800.00 Gloucester Schooner Race | 9/4 : $160.00 Gloucester to New London | 9/5-9/9 : $800.00 New London to NYC | 9/11-9/13: $480.00 To reserve your spot email For more information visit


Lettie G. Howard is a National Historic Landmark schooner owned and operated by the South Street Seaport Museum. Built in 1893 for use as a commercial fishing vessel, Lettie is one of the last remaining vessels of her kind. Lettie G. Howard is a United States Coast Guard inspected and certified Sailing School Vessel. Program participants aboard Lettie learn many of the skills of a professional mariner all while exploring the natural environment of the sea through classes and activities. As a Sailing School Vessel, every participant aboard Lettie will actively take part in setting sail, standing watch, steering, navigating, and all other aspects of shipboard operation. The communal shipboard environment provides trainees with challenging lessons in teamwork, communication, respect, and responsibility.


South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic South Street Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and performance spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of “Where New York Begins.”

  - Michelle Free-Fridays Tabnick

Offshore Sailing Adventures aboard Lettie G. Howar
12 Fulton Street
New York, NY 10038