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BILL of RIGHTS

2-masted gaff topsail schooner. Wood. U.S.A.,Philadelphia, Pa. Built 1971 by Harvey F. Gamage. Designed by McCurdy, Rhodes & Bates.

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Gaff topsail schooner

 
Tonnage Dimensions Rig Masts/spars Engine Complement
95T gross LOA: 129ft
LOD: 94ft
LWL: 85ft
Breadth extreme: 23ft
Draft: 10ft
Sail area: 6,300sq ft Height of mainmast above deck: 100ft 210hp Cat. diesel Crew: 5 - 8
instructors: 5
trainees: day=52
overnight=39

  • Los Angeles Maritime Institute's Topsail Youth Program.
  • For further information, contact
  • Los Angeles Maritime Institute,
  • Berth 84, Foot of 6th street,
  • San Pedro, CA 90731
    (310) 833-6055\

 

Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 15:31:34 EST

From peter gallant. I sailed on the bill of rights in 1976 1977 1978 1979 .AS a crew member . i was just wishing I could see her again. At the  time she was owend by Captain joseph Davis. She was the nices schooner i ever sailed. If you get this and have some time please drop me a note to let me know how she is doing and where she is sailing. thanks for your time a old Bills crewmen E=mial pmg135@aol.com

 

Date: Tue, 23 Dec 1997 19:41:34 -0700

From: Chris Welton <cwelton@earthlink.net>

Just a note to let you know that Bill of Rights is now owned by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute and will be moving to the West Coast.We are currently(12/23) lying in Norfolk, VA wait for a weather window to head south. LAMI also owns the tops'l schooner Swift of Ipswich.

Cheers,

Capt. Chris Welton, Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights arrived in Los Angeles on 7 March, 1998 after departing Norfolk on Christmas day. Ports of call included Beaufort,NC, Charleston,SC, Panama, Golfito and Bahia de Cocos, Costa Rica, Acapulco, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas, and Turtle Bay, Mexico, San Diego, Long Beach and San Pedro. A total of 5720 nautical miles, but who's counting! She is now working along with Swift of Ipswich for the Los Angeles Maritime Institute's Topsail Youth Program. For further information, contact Los Angeles Maritime Institute, Berth 84, Foot of 6th street, San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 833-6055
Cheers,
Capt. Chris Welton
Master, Bill of Rights

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