Schooner Amistad Returns to Mystic for Repairs after Rigging Failure

After suffering what was described as “serious rigging failure” in heavy seas off the Florida coast last week, the schooner Amistad has returned to Mystic, CT for repairs.   She is expected to “be there for some time.”  The Amistad was built at Mystic Seaport between 1998 and 2000.   The Amistad was scheduled to participate in the 2010 Great Lakes United Tall Ships Challenge but has withdrawn due to the extent of the repairs required.     The Amistad will be replaced in the event by the Dutch barque Europa.

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3 Responses to Schooner Amistad Returns to Mystic for Repairs after Rigging Failure

  1. ERROR:
    The Amistad was built at Mystic Seaport between 19989 and 2000.

    CORRECTION:
    The Amistad was built at Mystic Seaport between 1998 and 2000.

  2. Rick says:

    Thanks for catching the typo. Fixed it.

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