Mystic Seaport: The L.A. Dunton

There was an era when men went to sea to scour the oceans for halibut, cod, and haddock. They set off in wooden schooners called bankers, named after the cold northern Atlantic fishing grounds known as the Georges and Grand Banks. It was a harsh life, filled with icy storms, wicked nor’easters, constant danger. One group of men shared the hardships of life on the ocean, clinging to their most trustworthy vessel…the L.A. Dunton.

Built in 1921 and used continuously for more than 40 years out of Boston and Gloucester to fish the Banks, and carry freight, today the L.A. Dunton rests under the careful attention of Mystic Seaport.