14 July 2008

Indoc Training on the Schooner Lettie G. Howard

Each Candidate in the class of 2012 gets to spend three hours aboard the Gloucester Fishing Schooner Lettie G. Howard learning the ropes of traditional sailing and seamanship while practicing the roles they will learn as part of the emergency team aboard ship. The ship was built in 1893 and is home ported at the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City. Topics learned include seamanship, helming, station bill, sail handling, and working as a team to raise the 2000 pound mainsail.

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