The South Street Seaport Museum has launched their sailing season, aboard the schooner known as “The Pioneer”. Enjoy your Memorial Weekend aboard this gorgeous historic schooner.
Do you know the history of the shipping industry? Board the schooner to learn more, but some fun facts to know, as shared by the SSSM: In the days before paved roads, small coastal schooners such as Pioneer were the delivery trucks of their era, carrying various cargoes between coastal communities: lumber and stone from the islands of Maine, brick on the Hudson River, and oyster shell on the Chesapeake Bay. Almost all American cargo sloops and schooners were wood, but because she was built in what was then this country’s center of iron shipbuilding, Pioneer had a wrought-iron hull. She was the first of only two cargo sloops built of iron in this country and is the only iron-hulled American merchant sailing vessel still in existence.
Today Pioneer is an award-winning sail training vessel teaching volunteers of all kinds, traditional maritime skills, and the art of tall ship sailing. Visitors can board Pioneer for 2-hour day and evening cruises as she sails New York Harbor May through October. Pioneer offers special sails and programs and is available for private charter throughout her season.
FiDi Families Insiders: Receive $10 off the individual ticket price, by using promo code: MemorialDay2019
Date: Memorial Day – Monday, May 27th
Sail Time(s): 1 pm & 4 pm sails for the promotion
Location: 12 Fulton Street for tickets and Pier 16 for boarding
Fee: $32/person (all ages require a ticket)
Age(s): All ages welcome
For more information and to book your trip visit their website HERE.