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Lettie G. Howard (1893)

Gloucester fishing schooner Lettie G. Howard, ex-Caviare (1893)

South Street Seaport Museum was considering scrapping the schooner when National Maritime Historical Society got a cover story on the vessel’s plight in the Sunday News Magazine, with a 2 million circulation. This paved the way for a $750,000 grant from New York State, which launched the restoration of the schooner. In presenting the check to the museum,

Deputy Commissioner for Historic Preservation, Julia Stokes, held up a copy of Sea History, Issue 49 (Spring 1989) devoted to the Gloucestermen and featuring the Howard as the earliest survivor of the type, saying:

Anyone who wants to know why the people of the state are giving this money to restore this schooner to sail again, just read this magazine.”