Lettie G. Howard

The South Street Seaport Museum announces Seafarers Camp - set sail for adventure aboard schooner Lettie G. Howard for weeklong sail camps out of New York Harbor for grades 7-12. Become crew-in-training as you and your fellow shipmates form strong bonds and work together to learn how to sail a traditional tall ship. The authentic live-aboard experience provides trainees with rewarding lessons in teamwork, communication, and self-reliance. For more information or to register visit or email us at

2016 Program Dates: (based on students' grade level as of September 2016)
Week 1: July 3-8 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 2: July 10-15 (for 10, 11, 12th graders)
Week 3: July 17-22 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 4: July 24-29 (for 10, 11, 12th graders)
Week 5: July 31-Aug 5 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 6: Aug 7-12 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 7: Aug 14-19 (for 7, 8, 9th graders)
Week 8: Aug 21-26 (for 10, 11, 12th graders)


Lettie G. Howard is a National Historic Landmark schooner owned and operated by the South Street Seaport Museum. Built in 1893 for use as a commercial fishing vessel, Lettie is one of the last remaining vessels of her kind. Lettie G. Howard is a United States Coast Guard inspected and certified Sailing School Vessel. Program participants aboard Lettie learn many of the skills of a professional mariner all while exploring the natural environment of the sea through classes and activities. As a Sailing School Vessel, every participant aboard Lettie will actively take part in setting sail, standing watch, steering, navigating, and all other aspects of shipboard operation. The communal shipboard environment provides students with challenging lessons in teamwork, communication, respect, and responsibility.


South Street Seaport Museum is a non-profit cultural institution located in the heart of the historic Seaport district in New York City. Founded in 1967, the South Street Seaport Museum preserves and interprets the history of New York as a great port city. Designated by Congress as America's National Maritime Museum, the Museum houses galleries and performance spaces, working nineteenth century print shops, a maritime library, a maritime craft center, and a fleet of historic vessels that all work to tell the story of "Where New York Begins."