Schooner Wawona

Status: Demolished

Year Listed: 2005

Built in Fairhaven, CA, in 1897, the Schooner Wawona is one of the largest three-masted schooners ever built on the West Coast and was one of two remaining Pacific schooners out of a fleet of over 400 that engaged in the coastal commercial lumber trade and in the Alaska cod fishery until she was dismantled in 2009. After falling out of active use in 1950, civic leaders raised money and awareness to purchase the ship as a museum in 1964.