Historic Steamboat Sabino Hauled for Restoration

Steamboat SABINO being moved into the main shop of the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport. Photo/Mystic Seaport/Dennis Murphy
Steamboat Sabino being moved into the main shop of the Henry B. duPont Preservation Shipyard at Mystic Seaport. Photo/Mystic Seaport/Dennis Murphy

The Mystic Seaport’s 1908 steamboat Sabino, used for river tours in Mystic, CT, was hauled out at the Seaport to undergo an extensive restoration that will have her out of the water until spring 2016. During this period, river cruises will be held aboard other vessels.

Visitors to the Seaport will be able to watch the restoration work from the exhibit gallery overlooking the shop. The project will be chronicled on the Mystic Seaport website and through a new shipyard blog.

Coincidentally, the wooden replica ship Mayflower II, of Plymouth, MA, is also undergoing extensive work at the Shipyard.