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    Thursday, February 02, 2023

    Schooner Coronet makes its way to Mystic Seaport Museum

    The schooner yacht Coronet is towed by the Tug Jaguar and followed by Grayling as it enters the mouth of the Mystic River, as seen from Noank, as it makes its way to Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885, the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York-based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Crew on board the schooner yacht Coronet as it makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885 the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Visitors watch from Mystic River Park as the schooner yacht Coronet makes it’s way under the Mystic River Bascule Bridge to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885, the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York-based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Rae Chamberlain rows with her dog Okita to watch as the schooner yacht Coronet makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. Chamberlain lives up the Mystic River and got out of work early to watch the boat arrive. First launched in 1885, the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York- based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    The schooner yacht Coronet is towed by the Tug Jaguar as it follows Little Vigilant into the mouth of the Mystic River, as seen from Noank, as the boat makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885 the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Crew on board the schooner yacht Coronet as it makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885, the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York-based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Visitors watch from Mystic River Park as the schooner yacht Coronet makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885 the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Visitors watch from Mystic River Park as the schooner yacht Coronet makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885 the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Crew on board the schooner yacht Coronet as it makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022. First launched in 1885 the 131-foot schooner was recently purchased by Crew, a New York based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995. The boat will be at the Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard for a three-year restoration.(Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Mystic ― Visitors watch as the schooner yacht Coronet makes it’s way to the Mystic Seaport Museum Monday, December 5, 2022.

    The 131-foot schooner was built for oil tycoon Rufus T. Bush in 1885. It is considered the last of the Gilded Age yachts and is famous for winning a transatlantic race against the yacht Dauntless in March 1887.

    It recently was purchased by Crew, a New York-based company. Coronet was towed Monday from IYRS School of Technology and Trades in Newport where it has been under restoration since 1995.

    The museum’s Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard has worked with Crew over the years to maintain vessels in its existing fleet, most recently, Pilot, a wooden schooner that now serves as a seasonal oyster bar in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    Coronet will remain at the shipyard for a three-year restoration.