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For other uses, see Roseway (disambiguation).
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 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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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 02:11:15 -0700

Residents of Shelburne say they are not giving up their fight for renovations and expansion of a medical centre that was closed more than five years ago. The centre, located next to the Roseway Hospital, was home to a group of general practitioners and ...
Virtual Press Office (press release)
Tue, 09 Jun 2015 08:45:00 -0700

Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the amount owing by the Fund to Roseway under the Participation Agreement and the Security Agreement has been fixed at $2,185,742, including interest, fees and expenses, and applicable withholding taxes ...
Shelburne County Coastguard
Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:37:30 -0700

YARMOUTH -The telephone systems at Yarmouth Hospital and Roseway Hospital are being upgraded. As a result there will be a planned temporary outage of the telephone system for approximately two hours while the upgrades take place: ...

Shelburne County Coastguard

Shelburne County Coastguard
Wed, 03 Jun 2015 05:59:51 -0700

SHELBURNE -A Shelburne doctor has rearranged her schedule to provide coverage for the Roseway Hospital Emergency Department during day shifts on Friday and Saturday. The emergency department will be closed:Friday, June 5, from 8 a.m. until ...
Shelburne County Coastguard
Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:11:15 -0700

Shelburne area residents requiring emergency services during the hours of closure should visit the nearest open Emergency Department or Collaborative Emergency Centre. Please call first to ensure it is open. The public is reminded to dial 911 in the ...
Eater PDX
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:08:15 -0700

Well, Kayla and Bryan Husen, parents of two girls and a 9-month-old boy, are looking to add another kid- and parent-friendly option to town when they open the doors to the Roseway Play Café in the old Game shack video store on June 1.
Kansas City infoZine
Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:52:30 -0700

Megan Hannigan, left, tries on a wearable light-therapy scarf Wednesday at the at the Microsoft TechFair as Asta Roseway, Microsoft principal research designer tells her about the prototype. SHFWire photo by Sarah Fulton. Megan Hannigan of Washington, ...


Mon, 15 Jun 2015 06:07:30 -0700

Wine Down Wednesday Sail – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Rowes Wharf – The World Ocean School is now hosting a special Wine Down Wednesday Sail aboard the historic schooner Roseway this summer. The sail will include light snacks and wine. Tickets are $50.

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