Endurance

Weekly Photo Challenge: “Share a photo of what endurance means to you”.

For me, the history of the American Schooner Coronet represents endurance over time.  Built in 1885 in Brooklyn, NY,  Coronet has stayed afloat, while many of her contemporaries have vanished.  During her first five years, Coronet earned fame as a trans-Atlantic race winner and circumnavigated the globe as one of the first U.S.-registered yachts to round Cape Horn. A series of owners have used Coronet for different ends: for pleasure cruising, racing, scientific exploration, and even as a global voyager for a missionary cause. The storied schooner yacht is now being restored on the campus of the International Yacht Restoration School in Newport, RI.  The fact that Coronet will endure into the future is a tribute to the many craftsmen (and women) who are working on her restoration.

Learn more about Coronet and her restoration:  Coronet

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