This ship has an interesting history. The hull of the STV Unicorn was constructed in 1947 using salvaged steel from German U-boats. Originally a Dutch fishing vessel, she was converted to a sailing ship in the 1970's. Measuring 118 feet overall, her deck is 90 feet long with a 22 foot beam. She offers executive training programs as well as community youth instruction. The Unicorn is the only all-female crewed tall ship in the world. Her home port is Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
Departing Port Jefferson just after dawn, I spotted her at anchor in the northern portion of the harbor.
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