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The Museum’s eastern-rig dragger ROANN, built in 1944, is one of the last surviving examples of the fishing vessels that replaced sailing schooners like the L.A. DUNTON. Draggers completed the revolutionary advance from sail to engine, and from hooks to nets, in New England fishing technology. ROANN is powered by a diesel engine and dragging a large conical fishnet called an otter trawl along the seabed. ROANN and her crew of three could catch cod and haddock twice as fast as dorymen from a vessel like the DUNTON.

Guess the Vessel At Mystic Seaport Museum

Did you guess right? In our “Guess the Vessel” game we will be sharing a blurred photo of one of our vessels on our social profiles, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. See how well you know the vessels at Mystic Seaport…

Tool Sharpening, Part 3 – Virtual Learning

Virtual Learning Join Museum shipwright Chris Sanders to explore the fundamentals of sharpening different hand tools. This session will focus on sharpening different types of knives. Age Recommendation: High School – Adult

Introduction to Charts and Basic Navigation: Part 1

Collections Corner Join our Yachts on Exhibit Operations Coordinator, Captain Nicholas Alley, in Introduction to Charts and Basic Navigation. Learn the fundamentals of finding your location using maritime charts and traditional tools. We will cover different types of charts, plotting…

Watercolor Art Demonstration – Joel Popadics

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum In this video you will learn more about artist Joel Popadics and his process and watercolor technique. Find out how he became interested in the medium and then follow along as he demonstrates…