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International Yacht Restoration School

  • 449 Thames St. Map It
  • Newport
  • Educational Institution

Updated 12/23/2013

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You can watch work being done on historically significant sailboats and powerboats from an elevated catwalk inside the 1903 Restoration Hall—a large brick building that was once an electric power plant. The 2½-acre campus on lower Thames Street is also home to the 1831 Aquidneck Mill, which has a maritime reference library with more than 4,000 nautical titles, including some 100 rare books, logbooks, yacht registers, and yacht club directories. Also see ongoing restoration

of the 1885 racing schooner Coronet.

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449 Thames St., Newport, Rhode Island, 02840, United States

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  • Weekdays 9–5; library Tues.–Thurs. noon–6, Fri. and Sat. noon–5

Updated 12/23/2013


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