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Amistad | Amistad America
Freedom Schooner Amistad was built by Mystic Seaport Museum, USA
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Amistad | Amistad America
Amistad, Fishers Island Sound, New York
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Amistad | Amistad America
A replica of the famous Amistad schooner, Mystic, Connecticut.
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Amistad | Amistad America
figurehead of the Schooner Amistad
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AMISTAD FACTS

Description
Freedom Schooner Amistad is a wooden topsail schooner operated by Amistad America. The two-masted sailing ship has over 800 square metres of sail area. She was built in 1999 as a replica of a 19th century two-masted schooner named La Amistad. She is not an exact replica as detailed plans of the original topsail schooner do not exist. The original La Amistad was noted for a revolt by African captives being transported from Havana to Puerto Principe, Cuba in 1839. Freedom Schooner Amistad has been involved in sailing events to raise awareness of the Atlantic Slave Trade history, including a 2007 trip to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in Britain.

History
Freedom Schooner Amistad was built in 1999 at Mystic Seaport, Connecticut. She was built using traditional tools and techniques used in the 19th century. Amistad is docked at Mystic Seaport, home of The Museum of America and the Sea - America's leading maritime museum.

Cabins
There are 13 bunks on board

Ship Summary
Operator:Amistad America
Built by:Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
Date Completed:2000
Gross Tonnage:96
Length:39.4 m overall (26 m on deck)
Width:7 m