About the Schooner Rachel B. Jackson
The Rachel B. Jackson was built in Maine in 1982 and is a working replica of an 1890s coastal schooner. Her sturdily built mahogany planking, oak frames, pine decks, shining brass fittings and exotic wood cabinetry recall the workmanship of days gone by. She gives her passengers the rare opportunity to experience an authentic vessel of another era. Originally put into service as a training vessel at Mystic Seaport, the Rachel B. Jackson now tours the eastern seaboard from Maine to the Caribbean. She represented the State of Maine in the Tall Ships 2000 race from Bermuda to Boston then on to Halifax, NS. The Rachel B. Jackson was chartered by the National Geographic Society to do whale research off the coast of the Dominican Republic and she circumnavigated the world on a 3-year adventure.
The current owners, Andrew and Steven Keblinsky, along with their family, completed a two year refit in May 1999.
The Rachel B. Jackson is United States Coast Guard Certified and Inspected to carry 30 passengers. Her USCG Licensed Master and professional crew have many years of sailing experience.
The Schooner Rachel B. Jackson is a member of the American Sail Training Association, a non-profit organization devoted to the development and promotion of sail training and education under sail. Our mission is to encourage character building through sail training. Different from learning to sail, sail training enables learning from sailing. We provide opportunities to people of all ages and walks of life to study the marine arts and sciences, explore blue horizons, and make history come alive. Each year we introduce thousands of individuals to sail training as various schools, municipalities, museums, and other non-profit organizations incorporate the powerful ability of the sea to teach in their curricula.
Length on deck-52' ~ Beam-17' ~ Draft-8' ~ Rig Height-76' ~ Sail Area-2500 sq.ft.
Ballast-22,000 lbs. ~ Registered Tonnage-52