, 2022-12-02 17:46:26,
NEWPORT, R.I. — The Coronet, an 1885 schooner that crossed the Atlantic Ocean in just under 15 days, circumnavigated the globe several times, crossed Cape Horn from East to West, and traveled on prayer missions, is preparing for a shorter voyage: from Newport to the Mystic Seaport Museum shipyard, where she will undergo restoration for two to three years before setting sail across the globe.
The transport to the seaport shipyard is part of an ongoing restoration of the ship, which was built during the Gilded Age and is set to become a vessel for adventure cruises, according to one of the ship’s new owners, Alex Pincus. He and his brother Miles, the ship’s new owners, are the co-founders of the restaurant group Crew, which owns restaurants in New York City and New Orleans.
Pincus told CT Examiner that he and his brother want to recreate the 1887 transatlantic voyage when the ship traveled 3,000 miles from the East Coast to Queensboro, Ireland, in just under 15 days. The New York Times wrote at the time that the schooner “skims the rough waters like a petrel.”
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But before that, the ship will have to arrive at the Seaport for many years of restoration.
On Friday, shipbuilders, captains, and the current…
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