• Historic preservation documentation;
  • 2-masted schooner;
  • Governor Stone;
  • Gulf Coast schooner;
  • 19th-century schooner

This article details the historic preservation documentation and construction analysis of the 1877 American 2-masted schooner Governor Stone, a National Historic Landmark. Governor Stone's construction reflects its intended use as a general freight and oyster schooner, and to a lesser degree its geographic origin along the Gulf of Mexico. While the physical environment of the Gulf Coast necessarily constrained the size of these vessels, 2-masted schooners of the Gulf Coast generally exhibit similarities with their contemporary functional equivalents of other American regions rather than stylistic elements unique to their geography.

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