• Draft: 10.5
  • Beam: 23
  • Rig Height: 100
  • Freeboard: 6
  • Sail Area: 5200
  • Tons: 96
  • Hull: Wood

Organization: Discovering Amistad


DISCOVERING AMISTAD is a nonprofit educational organization that provides full-year programming on its tall ship, the Amistad, in classrooms and at historic sites of partner organizations. It enables children and adults in Connecticut and the region to discover the story of the Amistad and its impact on Connecticut and the nation. Importantly, the organization provides learning opportunities for children and adults to discover the relevance of the Amistad to today’s world.


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T), Inland, Near Coastal
  • Who Sails: Other: Middle and High School Students and Adults
  • Program Type: Other: Education in Racial and Social Justice
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: N/A
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Long Island Sound
  • Sailing Season: April through October
  • Year Launched: 2000
  • Number of Crew: 6
  • Name of Contact: Captain Nicholas Alley
  • Website: https://discoveringamistad.org/