Chesapeake Bay Maritime MuseumWhere did such a big figurehead come from? A big ship? In this case, it was made for a relatively small vessel—the 88-foot schooner yacht, Freedom. Yacht designer John G. Alden never intended for Freedom to have a figurehead when she was built in 1931. But just before World War II, the schooner was given to the U.S. Naval Academy to train midshipmen in sailing. One of the captains of the vessel requested a figurehead, and the Academy's patternmaker, John M. Cook made a big one. After a few years, it was removed because it added 450 pounds to the bow and was vulnerable to damage.
|Placed By||Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum|
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|Date Added||Sunday, August 25th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 393984 N 4293871|
|Decimal Degrees||38.78721667, -76.22065000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 47.233', W 76° 13.239'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 47' 13.98" N, 76° 13' 14.34" W|
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