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.


Hull: steel

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

Rig: schooner

Weight: 107 tons

Passengers: 52 day and up to 31 overnight


We are seeking Plank Owners 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 Plank Owner Cap.


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