The Governor Stone

National Historic Landmark

The Governor Stone is a gaff-rigged, two-masted schooner built in Pascagoula, Mississippi in 1877. She is usually docked here in St. Andrews, and available for tours; however Hurricane Michael breezed through town on Oct. 10, 2018 and roughed up the Governor Stone pretty badly. She is currently undergoing some R&R (repair and restoration) and looking forward to returning to her slip at the St. Andrews Marina as soon as possible. The Governor Stone is a National Historic Landmark Vessel. It has been devoted to educational programming and historic and cultural tourism. The Governor Stone embodies maritime heritage as a moving museum and a reminder of the slower-paced past and the 140+ year old labor-intensive traditions of the Gulf Coast. Restored several times and repaired constantly, as befits a wooden seagoing vessel, the Governor Stone was in beautiful shape before Hurricane Michael became the second hurricane to sink it in its lifetime. Now we need your help to bring it back to life once again. Please visit the Governor Stone website and donate today to help restore our beloved St. Andrews schooner.

Please click here to support the restoration of the Schooner Governor Stone today.

Click here to visit the Governor Stone Facebook page.

Photos below from the Governor Stone Facebook page.

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There are some things that you learn best in calm, and some in storm. ~Willa Cather   

Photo: The Governor Stone  2017
Hark, now hear the sailors cry Smell the sea and feel the sky Let your soul and spirit fly.... ~Van Morrison

Photo: Governor Stone 2016
RICHARD BURNES  
You won a Governor Stone T-shirt today!!
⚓   T-SHIRT give away!  ⚓ 
Drawing will be Live on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm EST by the President of Friends of the Governor Stone, Colleen Reilly.  Deadline for entry is 11:00 A.M. EST. 
How to enter? Scroll down to the May 7 post. You must:
  1) LIKE    2)  COMMENT  & 3) SHARE 

Photo: FOGS modeling (wearing) the T-shirts.
"You know that place between sleep and awake? The place where you can still remember dreaming. That's where I'll always love you. That's where I'll be waiting."   ~Tinkerbelle [Hook]

photo: Governor Stone  March 2014
Do you want to win a Governor Stone T-shirt ?
Simply go to our May 7 post, then:   
Like,    Comment, and Share it.
Winner will be chosen on May 16, 2020
Art work by our member Lisa Palmer. Great job Lisa!
Sadly, Apalach in the rearview mirror
I'm not sure what I'll do, but - well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

The FOGS are close to making big things happen.
The Governor Stone is in Panama City, FL , USA. We want to know where in the world are you?  🌏🌎 🌍Please comment below and tell us.
Happy Earth Day
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From your Friend of the Governor Stone.
Still 2012.  Thanks to photographer Lou Kellenberger for this great photo of the Governor Stone sailing on by, April 14, 2012
Visitors to the show told us tales of the Governor Stone's time in Apalachicola in the 1990's.
The Show would have been April 18th this year and will be back in 2021.
She was there for the Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show 4 21 12.  https://www.facebook.com/ApalachicolaBayChamber/videos/1562527327129058/
Docked and on display.
Nearly there.
Under the bridge.
April 1 marked the trip from Carrabelle to Apalachicola on a lovely day and in good company.
Captain Jim at the helm.
Several of us took the wheel.
Sailing
Docked in Carrabelle
A capacity crowd greeted her in Apalachicola.  Setting an exact arrival time for the Governor Stone has always been difficult.  She rested here under the watchful eye of Capt. Neumann until March 4th.
The Intracoastal Waterway
It is cold in February on the Panhandle of Florida.
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