Friends Good Will

Friends Good Will
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Photo by Pete Matthews


The original Friends Good Will was built in 1811 and earned fame for its role in the war of 1812.  The Michigan Maritime Museum commissioned Scarano Boat to design and build this faithful replica which was launched in 2004.

LOA:  101 feet (31 meters)

Type:  19th century Bermuda Sloop

Construction: Laminated wood with outer layers, decks and upper works built to emulate the historically accurate construction detailing of early 19th century vessels.

Year launched: 2004

Certification:  USCG certified for up to 35 passengers

Current locationThe Michigan Maritime Museum uses Friends Good Will for educational sails, passenger sails, dockside boardings, charters, weddings and conferences.

Trivia: The original Friends Good Will was part of the British Fleet at the battle of Lake Erie during the war of 1812 and is the sloop mentioned in Commodore Perry's now famous dispatch, "We have met the enemy and they are ours: Two ships, two brigs, one schooner and a sloop."