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Navigating History Towards a Better Future

Facts about Discovering Amistad is a nonprofit educational organization that provides

full-year programming on its tall ship, the Amistad, in classrooms and at

the Amistad historic sites of partner organizations. It enables children and adults in Con-
necticut and the region to discover the story of the Amistad and its impact
on Connecticut and the nation. Importantly, the organization provides learn-
ing opportunities for children and adults to discover the relevance
of the Amistad to today’s world.

The Amistad is the State of

Connecticut’s official flagship Schooner Amistad specifications
The educational nonprofit Type: Baltimore Clipper
organization Discovering Amistad Originally Launched: March 2000
has owned the Amistad, replica
Builder: Mystic Seaport
of the 19th century schooner,
La Amistad, since November, Owner and Operator: Discovering Amistad
2015 Home Port: New Haven, CT
... Displacement: 136 tons
Over the first year of ownership, Length at Water Line: 78’ (23.8m)
Discovering Amistad repaired
Beam: 23’ (7.01m)
and upgraded the ship
... Draft: 10.6’ (3.3m)
Amistad meets USCG standards Rig: Topsail Schooner
The ship typically is manned Height of Masts: 100’ (30.5m)
by a six-person crew Sail Area: 5200 square feet (843 m2)
Visitor capacity is 44

Discovering Amistad 129 Church Street, Suite 521 • New Haven, CT 06510 • Email:
Tel: 203-498-8222 • Fax: 203-498-8225