1991Howard Blackburn’s sloop Great Republic found a home at the Cape Ann Historical Association.Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry

The restored Great Republic moved into the new Elm Street wing of the museum for permanent display, July 20, 1992. Carole Faller, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 22138
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The 25-foot vessel that Blackburn used to single-handedly sail from Gloucester to Portugal in 39 days was gifted to the museum by Joseph Garland. The boat had been restored with grant money and took 20 years before a proper viewing place was found.

Cape Ann Museum. “Howard Blackburn.” http://www.capeannmuseum.org/howard-blackburn/.
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