Specifications

  • Homeport: Chestertown, MD
  • Rig: Schooner
  • Sparred Length: 97′
  • LOA: 97′
  • LOD: 53′
  • LWL: 51′
  • Draft: 8′
  • Beam: 17′
  • Rig Height: 72′
  • Freeboard: 5′
  • Tons: 43
  • Hull: wood

Organization: Sultana Education Foundation

Story

The schooner Sultana is a full scale reproduction of a 1767 vessel of the same name used by the British Royal Navy to enforce the notorious “Tea Taxes” on the North American coastline in the years preceding the American Revolution. Sultana is notable as one of the most thoroughly documented vessels from the American Colonial period. The schooner’s original logbooks, crew lists, correspondence, and design draw¬ings have all survived intact to the pre¬sent day. Owned an operated by Sultana Projects, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization based in historic Chestertown, Maryland, the new Sultana sails as a floating classroom; providing unique, hands-on educational opportunities for children and adults that focus on the his¬tory and environment of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. Sultana’s educational programs are designed to compliment and support national, state and local curriculum goals – but just as importantly, they are meant to excite students about the process of learning. In 2004 and again in 2007, Sultana Projects was the proud recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Maritime Education from the National Maritime Historical Society. Again and again teachers have found that a trip on Sultana can help to bring subjects like history, science, math and reading alive.

Facts

  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College
  • Program Type: Maritime History, Marine Science
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: Chesapeake Bay
  • Sailing Season: April to November
  • Year Launched: 2001
  • Number of Crew: 6
  • Name of Contact: Drew McMullen
  • Phone: 410 778 5954
  • Website: http://sultanaeducation.org/