Design and Construction

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Friends Good Will was designed and built by Scarano Boat Building in Albany, New York, who specializes in historic reproductions. The ship meets U.S. Coast Guard regulations for a sailing ship licensed for carrying passengers.


Friends Good Will has a U.S. Coast Guard licensed master as captain and a full Ship's Company. The initial rigging was performed by a professional shipwright and the Ship's Company, all of whom are members of the Museum. Regular maintenance, as well as the annual rigging and de-rigging, are accomplished with the assistance of the volunteer crew.

The Design Process