Design and Construction


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