Algonquin (Né Mystic Whaler)
The Mystic Whaler is a schooner that is listed for sale on the East Coast and would be a great boat to expand our fleet.
She is 110’ overall with room for 52 daysail passengers and 31 overnight guests. We are working to purchase this schooner and bring her to Lake Superior. We would rename her Algonquin, after a vessel that was brought to the lake in 1842.
The Mystic Whaler is a reproduction of a late 19th century coastal cargo schooner that was designed for the passenger trade by Chum Crockett of Camden, Maine. She was built in 1967 in Tarpon Springs, Florida and was rebuilt in 1993 in Providence, Rhode Island. She has been maintained in Bristol condition by her current owner for the past 23 years.
The Mystic Whaler features 15 cabins providing overnight accommodations with 36 berths. Three cabins include en suite head with shower. There are three additional heads (with showers) on board. The Mystic Whaler's warm interior features Italian oak floors and fir wainscoting with mahogany accents.
The schooner meets or exceeds all Coast Guard standards for safety with an auxiliary diesel engine and generator and a full array of navigational equipment.
Decks: Clear, vertical grain Douglas Fir
Power: Detroit Diesel 6-71, 175 horsepower
Transmission: Twin Disc 508
Generator: Northern Lights, 30 kilowatt
Water capacity: 900 gallons
Fuel capacity: 850 gallons
Length overall: 83 feet.
Sparred length: 110 feet
Beam: 25 feet
Draft: 7 ½ feet / 13 feet with centerboard down
Sail area: 3,000 square feet
Weight: 107 tons
Passengers: 52 day and up to 31 overnight
We are seeking Plank Owners to invest $1,000 or more to help purchase the Mystic Whaler, rename her the Algonquin, and bring her to Lake Superior. Plank Owners will enjoy special privileges such as invitations to exclusive events, discounts on trips, prominent recognition on the ship and at events, and a signature LSTS Plank Owner Hat (to be designed).