Virginia

Overview

The schooner Virginia is a recreation of its namesake vessel, Virginia, the last pure sailing vessel used by the Virginia Pilot Association. The original Virginia was in service from 1917 to 1926 in the Chesapeake Bay. She served actively as a pilot vessel during World War I.

Today’s Virginia is a wooden craft that has a length of 121 feet, a beam of 23 feet and a draft of 12 feet, three inches. She has 6,538 sq. ft. of sail.

This modern Virginia is owned and operated by the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation and from her homeport in Norfolk, conducts educational programs and passenger trips along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States and Canada and in the Caribbean. She is expected to offer passenger sails while in Connecticut. Check http://www.schoonervirginia.org