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American Schooner Association | P.O. Box 484, Mystic, CT 06355

American Schooner Association 2024 Annual Meeting

  • 3 Feb 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Frohsinn Hall (German Club), 54 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355


  • Attending Annual Meeting activities, but eating lunch elsewhere.
  • Attending Annual Meeting activities including lunch.

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Friday, February 2

All Hands Gam

1700 (give or take)

Location: Conference room, Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic, CT

Come join us for an evening of tall tales, tall drinks and great camaraderie. Start the weekend catching up with friends old and new. Bring your favorite libation and snack food. Bring your instruments and voices and join in!

Saturday, Feb 3

American Schooner Association Annual Meeting

Frohsinn Hall (German Club), 54 Greenmanville Ave, Mystic, CT 06355

(Pretty much directly across the street from Mystic Seaport's harbor tugboat Kingston II at the main Seaport entrance.)

Meeting Agenda

0900 Coffee and pastries
1000 Meeting comes to order
1100 Meeting Closes
1100 Social hour before lunch and presentation
1200 Lunch
1300 Featured Presentation
1400 Meeting Concludes

Featured Presentation

Gloucester Schooner LA Dunton Restoration

by Walt Ansel, Director of the HB duPont Restoration Shipyard

Walt Ansel, Director of the HB duPont Restoration Shipyard, will present a Power Point slide show of Mystic Seaport’s Grand Banks Schooner LA Dunton and her current restoration. The ship was hauled by cranes December 2022 and placed ashore at the North end of the yard on a concrete slab to keep the shipyards lift dock haul capacity open for other vessels. Dunton has lost 3 ½’ of sheer over her life time and was rebuilt in 1964 with the wrong transom shape. Mystic Seaport intends to return the vessel to her original beautiful shape and restore her hull to full strength so that she can sail again.

Walt will show historic photos, new photos and CAD drawings of the original hull shape as developed by Roger Hambidge.  Walt will also describe the challenges of partially deconstructing and “bending” a 115’ schooner back to her proper shape without cutting off large portions of the hull.


Hampton Inn & Suites Mystic
6 Hendel Drive
Mystic, Connecticut, 06355

The Association has blocked 25 rooms at a negotiated rate of $$110 a night, if booked prior to January 1st. Use code “ASA” when booking. 

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