"Australia - Coasting Schooner" Top 5 Page for this destination Mystic Seaport - Museum of America & the Sea Tip by cjg1

  Walking through the Australia
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  • Walking through the Australia - Mystic
      Walking through the Australia
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  • The skeleton of a ship - Mystic
      The skeleton of a ship
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  • Australia - Coasting Schooner - Mystic
  • Australia - Coasting Schooner - Mystic

The Australia was a coasting schooner. It's currently housed at the Mystic Seaport on blocks. The exhibit alows you to walk through the Australia. We walked through the Australia with some difficulty with me being tall...Liz even had to duck down in some areas. The boat is a nice size but a shadow of its former self.

The exhibit tells the tale of the coating trade and the history of the AUstralia; which was formerly named "Alma". The Australia was built in 1862 in Long Island, NY and was used as a blockade runner in the Civil War. After Mystic Seaport aquired the vessel it was used for sail education. Now the ship is just an exhibit to prevent further deterioration and decay.
So when you're in Mystic, take the time to check out the Australia and walk through a piece of history.

Address: Mystic, CT 06355,
Website: http://www.mysticseaport.org

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 28, 2009
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