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Spirit Of Independence

Length 80 Ft

Beam 17 Ft

Sail area 1736 sq feet





SCHOONER BOAT BUILDING IN INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI GATE WAY TO SEA is similar in design to the coasting Schooners that plied the waters off out East,.


Hi Tom,


I love your site.  I wanted to give you and update on Schooner Spirit of Independence listed on your site, the schooner being built in Independence Mo. J.T Waters has be building this boat for at least 15 years. The Spirit of Independence has been a landmark in our town for a long time, I was on site when she  was Christened yesterday,  Friday Sept 2,  at the boat ramp at LeBeneta Park in Sugar Creek Missouri, on the Missouri River.  She was transported on a heavy flatbed truck and was lifted with a crane into the river. I was on site for the festivities. She is a beautiful boat. I have taken some pictures of her and will send them to you. She will begin her journey down the Missouri River to the Mississippi and on to the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday.  I understand her home port with be Charleston South Carolina, and will be a charter boat.  I will really miss seeing her on my way to work.  I'll send you the pictures next week.  I hope to get some more before she leaves.  I doubt I'll get any with her sails but the rigging is up and is still very impressive.


Best Wishes,


Jim Plante

Independence Mo



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