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Grace Bailey

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Details of GRACE BAILEY construction, equipment and fitment specifications.

The two-masted schooner GRACE BAILEY has the following dimensions:

Length on deck.................................80'
Length overall...................................118'
Beam......................................................23'5"

Draft: Centerboard up...................6 ft

Draft: Centerboard Down...........14 ft
Gross tonnage...................................58
Passenger accommodations: 29

Rig: Main, fore, 2 headsails, no top sails

The vessel is framed and planked with white oak, with a deck of long leaf yellow pine. It carries neither inboard engines nor powered deck machinery, propulsion when needed being provided by a small yawlboat with an inboard motor.

 

There is a centerboard with its centerboard trunk, the main mast being offset somewhat from the center line of the hull to accommodate the width of the trunk. The only significant alteration to the schooner lies in the substitution of companion ways for cargo hatches and the installation of staterooms below decks.

GRACE BAILEY was built in Patchogue, Long Island, New York, in 1882 by Oliver Perry Smith, and named for owner Edwin Bailey's daughter, Grace, born that year. In 1906, GRACE BAILEY was rebuilt and renamed form Mr. Bailey's granddaughter, Martha, nicknamed Mattie. From 1906 until 1990, the schooner sailed as Mattie, but in the spring of 1990, after restoration, was returned to her original name.

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