Governor Stone Schooner
Built in 1877, the Governor Stone Schooner is the last known vessel of its kind out of the thousands that were built. It was constructed by Charles Greiner who operated a chandlery business. He named the vessel after the first elected Governor of Mississippi, John Marshall Stone. Today, it is owned by the non-profit organization, Friends of Governor Stone, which uses the vessel for educational programs and historical and cultural tourism. It is a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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