photo by Thad Koza author of
Tall Ships : The Fleet for the 21st Century off Newport, May 30th, 2004
Sparred length: 120'
Sail Area 5000 Sq Feet
Draft: 12' 6"
Year built: 1926, restored 1998
The Alabama, a 90-foot gaff-rigged fore and aft schooner with over 5,000
square feet of sail, was originally designed by Thomas F. McManus and built by
the Pensacola Ship Building Company for the Mobile Bar Pilot Association in
1926. Rebuilt completely by the G.S. Maynard Shipyard in Vineyard Haven in 1998
now operates out of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.