• Draft: 8
  • Beam: 16
  • Rig Height: 65
  • Freeboard: 5
  • Sail Area: 1581
  • Tons: 40
  • Hull: Steel

Organization: Gloucester City Sail


Gloucester City Sail, a NJ non-profit, is the owner/operator of the Schooner North Wind. The North Wind a is 75ft Treworgy schooner built in 1995 to work in the Camden, ME windjammer fleet. Early this century, she was relocated to the Delaware River region and currently has its home port in Gloucester City, NJ by the Walt Whitman bridge.

Today the North Wind operates as a school ship, serving area youth with educational cruises on the Delaware River. Youth from 5th graders and above participate in STEAM based mini-courses while underway. These range from sections on “what floats our boat”, river chemistry/ecology, micro plastics, weather & tides to navigation.

We are an all volunteer organization and mostly fund our operations with public evening sails, history themed sails with invited historians, fireworks cruises, regional festivals as well as private charters.


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T), Inland, Near Coastal
  • Who Sails: Youth, Adults, Scouts, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College, Other
  • Program Type: Passenger Daysails, Private Charters, Dockside Interpretation, Maritime History, Marine Science, Marine Environment and Ecology, Nautical Science & Seamanship, Teacher Workshops, Goodwill Ambassador, Scouts, Team Building, Service Learning
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Summer: Delaware River
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Delaware River
  • Sailing Season: April – November
  • Year Launched: 1995
  • Number of Crew: 4-6
  • Name of Contact: Scott Hughes, Captain and Board Chair
  • Phone: 856-409-0898
  • Website: http://www.northwindsail.org

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