Fly Rails and Flying Jibs: Coasting Schooner Photographs
Thomas P.I. Goddard
Between 1926 and 1947, Robert H.I. Goddard photographed many of the last coasting schooners on the East Coast, catching them underway, in port, laid up for better times, and abandoned. His views range from New Brunswick to Florida. Of particular note are images of large Crowell & Thurlow schooners laid up at Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and of a variety of schooners unloading at Providence, Rhode Island. Mystic Seaport is pleased to publish this selection of 165 of those photographs, compiled from among the 500 existing images by Bob Goddard's son, Thomas P.I. Goddard, and granddaughter, Caroline Hazard Goddard. They worked with Moses Goddard to clean, copy, and enhance the surviving negatives, lantern slides, or prints to produce the highest-quality reproductions and capture the finest details of these images.