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For other uses, see Roseway (disambiguation).
Roseway under partial sail
Name: Roseway
  • Harold Hathaway (1925–1941)
  • Boston Pilots (1941–1942)
  • Coast Guard Reserve (1942–1945)
  • Boston Pilots (1945–1972)
  • A Boston syndicate (1972–1974)
  • Jim Sharp, Orvil Young (1974–?)
  • World Ocean School (2002–)
Builder: John F. James & Son
Launched: 24 November 1925
Name: CGR-812
Acquired: May 1942
Fate: Returned to Boston Pilots November 1945
General characteristics
  • 137 ft (42 m) LOA
  • 112 ft (34 m) on deck
  • 90 ft (27 m) LWL
Beam: 25 ft (7.6 m)
Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: Sail, 400 hp (300 kW) diesel engine
Sail plan: Gaff-rigged schooner, 5,600 sq ft (520 m2) total sail
Notes: Hull material: Wood (white oak, native pine, Douglas fir)
Location Seasonally Boston, Massachusetts or St. Croix
Built 1925
Architect John F. James & Son
Governing body World Ocean School
NRHP Reference # 97001278
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 25 September 1997
Designated NHL 25 September 1997[1]

Roseway is a wooden gaff-rigged schooner launched on 24 November 1925 in Essex, Massachusetts. Built in 1925, she is currently operated by World Ocean School, a non-profit educational organization based in Camden, Maine, and is normally operated out of Boston, Massachusetts and Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1997 as the only known surviving example of a fishing schooner built specifically with racing competition as an objective.[2]


Roseway in Boston Harbor, 2006

Roseway was built in 1925 for Harold Hathaway of Taunton, Massachusetts at the John F. James & Son shipyard in Essex. Hathaway's intention was to build a boat that might beat the Canadians in the international fisherman's races popular at that time; to that end, Roseway was impeccably maintained and used only occasionally as a fishing boat.[3]

In 1941, Roseway was purchased by the Boston Pilot's Association to serve as a pilot boat for Boston Harbor. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor later that year, mines and anti-submarine netting were installed to protect the Port of Boston, and all lighted navigational aids were extinguished. Roseway was fitted with a .50 caliber machine gun for service with the Coast Guard Reserve as patrol vessel as CGR-812. She continued her piloting duties in this challenging environment, for which service her pilots were awarded a bronze plaque from the Coast Guard at the end of the war.[3]

Roseway continued to serve as a pilot vessel until the early 1970s, at which point she and San Francisco's Zodiac were the only pilot schooners still in service in the United States.[4][3] She was then sold and converted into a passenger vessel for the tourist trade. Roseway changed hands several times in the ensuing decades, operating primarily out of Camden, Maine and the US Virgin Islands. In 1997, she was listed as a National Historic Landmark. Roseway, at that time, retained between eighty and ninety percent of her original hull fabric and was badly in need of repairs.[1] She remained docked in Rockland, Maine until she was repossessed by the First National Bank of Damariscotta, which in 2002 donated the vessel to the newly founded World Ocean School.

Following two years of restoration in Boothbay Harbor, Roseway again set sail in 2005. She currently serves as the platform for the World Ocean School, which offers various educational programs in St. Croix and the northeastern United States.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Roseway (schooner)". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  2. ^ "NHL nomination for Roseway (schooner)" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-23. 
  3. ^ a b c "History of the Schooner Roseway". Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  4. ^ Cunliffe, Tom; Osler, Adrian (2001). Pilots. The World of Pilotage under Sail and Oar. Vol. 1. Pilot Schooners of North America and Great Britain. Wooden Boat Publications. pp. 137, 240. ISBN 978-0-937822-69-2. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 42°21′18″N 71°02′38″W / 42.3549°N 71.0438°W / 42.3549; -71.0438

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Shelburne County Coastguard

Shelburne County Coastguard
Sat, 10 Oct 2015 06:41:15 -0700

The Town also invited the minister and deputy minister of health to address council as well as the Municipality of Shelburne and Lockeport council, to discuss the issue of emergency department closures at Roseway Hospital. A third letter went to the ...
Shelburne County Coastguard
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 05:56:15 -0700

The problem of ER closures at Roseway hospital is well known and understood by the medical professionals involved. It should be a classic case of that old adage; "Physician heal thy self!" But that has yet to occur for reasons that are equally well ...
Shelburne County Coastguard
Thu, 08 Oct 2015 13:03:45 -0700

The emergency department at Roseway Hospital, Shelburne, will be closed: Friday, Oct. 9, closed at 6 p.m. and reopening Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8 a.m.. Sunday, Oct. 11, closed at 8 a.m. and reopening Monday, Oct. 12 at 8 a.m.. The closures are due to ...
Shelburne County Coastguard
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:03:30 -0700

The emergency department at Roseway Hospital, Shelburne, will be closed on Friday, Oct. 2, at 8 a.m. and will reopen Saturday morning, Oct. 3 at 8 a.m.. The emergency department will close later that evening Saturday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. and will not ...

Shelburne County Coastguard

Shelburne County Coastguard
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 05:50:15 -0700

SHELBURNE -An ongoing doctor shortage will see the emergency department at Roseway Hospital, closed today, Friday, Sept. 25, and will not reopen until Saturday morning, Sept. 26, at 8 a.m.. An ongoing doctor shortage will see the emergency department ...
SYS-CON Media (press release)
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 05:22:30 -0700

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - GrowthWorks Canadian Fund Ltd. (the "Fund"), today announced that it has fully repaid the indebtedness (the "Roseway Debt") owing by the Fund to Roseway Capital S.a.r.l. ("Roseway") under a settlement agreement ...
Nova News Now
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:03:45 -0700

0 Comment; Send to a friend; Print. SHELBURNE -The emergency department at Roseway Hospital, Shelburne, will be closed Wednesday night, Sept. 30, reopening the next morning at 8 a.m.. Other news. RCMP make arrest, seize drugs, cash in Liverpool ...


Wed, 30 Sep 2015 02:00:05 -0700

David Levy wanted to have Dr. Wouna Chaloner paid for cancelled shifts at the Roseway Hospital ER in Shelburne, N.S.. "I just don't understand why they [council] feel so unable to act. But personally, I feel very disappointed because I think our ER is ...

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