Mystic, Conn. (December 4, 2022) – This past Friday, the 1885 Schooner Yacht Coronet was successfully launched in Newport, Rhode Island following eight months of meticulous planning and coordination. On Monday, December 5, the vessel is set to make its way to Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport Museum to complete its restoration, a process that is expected to take three years.
The journey will begin at around 8 a.m. on Monday morning and is anticipated to take up to eight hours. Anticipated arrival to the Museum is between 2 – 4 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Coronet will be towed out of Newport Harbor and travel out through Rhode Island Sound, Block Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound and finally up the Mystic River through the Mystic Bascule Bridge and upriver to the Museum.
Images below were captured during Friday’s launch.
Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport Museum
The arrival of Coronet as it passes the Mystic Bascule Bridge and makes its way up to the river to the Museum will also be live streamed on the Museum’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. Updates will be posted throughout the day across the Museum’s social channels prior to going live.
Coronet Press Release History:
- MYSTIC SEAPORT MUSEUM AND CREW TO RESTORE 1885 SCHOONER YACHT CORONET
- THE 1885 SCHOONER CORONET TO BE LAUNCHED ON DECEMBER 2
Director of Marketing & Communications
Mystic Seaport Museum
About Mystic Seaport Museum
Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s leading maritime Museum. Founded in 1929 to gather and preserve the rapidly disappearing artifacts of America’s seafaring past, the Museum has grown to become a national center for research and education with the mission to “inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience.” The Museum’s grounds cover 19 acres on the Mystic River in Mystic, CT, and include a recreated New England coastal village, a working shipyard, formal exhibit halls, and state-of-the-art artifact storage facilities. The Museum is home to more than 500 historic watercraft, including four National Historic Landmark vessels, most notably the 1841 whaleship Charles W. Morgan. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org and follow the Museum on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.