Thursday, May 22, 2014


Mystic, CT

The Roann will accompany the Charles W Morgan on her 38th Voyage providing support for her crew.  This boat was also completely restored by Mystic Seaport and is one of the last remaining examples of an Eastern-Rig Dragger fishing boat.


  1. That's a fine looking fishing boat. Don't know what "Eastern Rig" is, but it appears to have gaff rigged sails, but I see no boom for a main sail on the main mast. Perhaps it plans on motoring on its journey. Fine post.

  2. Yep, it looks like this one might be engine driven. It's a different style from what I've seen before.

  3. The Roann is engine driven and represents a boat that replaced the sail powered fishing schooners of the late 1800's. It has a diesel engine and dragged a conical net for fishing. The "eastern-rig" designation refers to the design of the boat that puts the helm aft with the working deck amidship. A "western-rig" has the helm amidship with the working deck aft. She was built in 1947 and came to Mystic Seaport in 1997. Thanks for looking!!