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Brigantine Fritha Wintering in Beaufort

Launched in 1986 in New Zealand and named for the heroine in Paul Gallico’s book, The Snow Goose, the brigantine Fritha was built by traditional methods to unparalleled standards of excellence in materials and craftsmanship.

The 74 ft wooden brigantine is owned and operated by Northeast Maritime Academy out of Fairhaven, MA. She operates in various cities along the east coast of the United States offering a variety of educational programs.

Northeast Maritime Academy wrote, "As a traditional Brigantine, the S/V Fritha serves as a multi-platform asset that facilitates our students and clients needs. Fritha provides the opportunity for hands on training in navigation, marlin-spike seamanship, marine ecology, and the lost art of square rig sailing."