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Roseway under partial sail
Name: Roseway
Owner: 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
Length: 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 Seasonal
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. She is now restored and listed as a National Historic Landmark.

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.


Roseway in Boston Harbor, 2006

Roseway was built 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 best 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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[3][2] 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. ^ a b c "History of the Schooner Roseway". Retrieved 2012-09-11. 
  3. ^ 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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