Boston Harbor, May 2015

roseway

    roseway off of castle island  (sonya kovacic)

roseway off of castle island (sonya kovacic)

 Roseway, the historic tall ship found sailing around the Boston Harbor during the summer, is a wooden schooner that was initially constructed in 1925 as a fishing vessel.

Harold Hathaway from Taunton commissioned the boat. It was said that the oak to make the frame came from his estate and the name, Roseway, came from  an acquaintance of his, "who always got her way.” 

Fun Fact: "Despite its limited fishing history, Roseway set a record of 74 swordfish caught in one day in 1934.
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The ship became a National Historic Landmark in 1997.


World Ocean School currently operates Roseway. From May to September, the schooner is located in Boston and from November to May, in the US Virgin Islands.  Click here to see where Roseway is at this exact moment.

If you are looking for something to do this summer, there are Sunday Funday trips as well as beer and wine tastings on the Roseway.