The Schooner Lavengro

Come learn to sail on the waterways of the Pacific Northwest aboard the 1926 Biloxi schooner "Lavengro"! The Lavengro is the Official Tall Ship of Kitsap County.

Built as the "Helen" in 1926, in Back Bay, Biloxi, Mississippi by Jack Covacevich, for Thomas B. Denegre and his family, the Lavengro now works as a sail training vessel in the Puget Sound. We offer private 6-passenger charters upon request for $100 per hour, regardless of where we sail to, and free public sails every Sunday for the Center for Wooden Boats.

Photos from our restoration progress starting in April.

Photos from our restoration progress starting in April.

[05/28/16]   We keep hearing that AARP has used the Lavengro in a commercial. What's the theme? Has anyone out there taped it? The boat did not receive any money for that inclusion, which seems rather tacky-- in the non-nautical sense of the term,

Charles Fawcett - artist

More good news! Charles takes commissions, so you could have one of his stunning paintings on your wall!

Historic Schooner Lavengro - Sail Seattle

Missed the fundraiser, but still want to contribute to Lavengro's restoration? Go here and do things: Northwest Schooner Society: Information about historic sailing vessels and sail-training opportunities aboard the Schooner Society's vessels.

Last night's fundraiser was amazing! We got a good start on the $6K we need for the sails, shared stories with shipmates from decades past, and even had an "old" Helen sailor drop in from Biloxi. Phil Schroeder sailed with the schooner's second owners, the Overings, in the late 60s and we very much enjoyed picking his brain.

Special thanks to the *amazing* Charles Fawcett who created four stunning paintings for our raffle, and to Shawna Williams who added a pen and ink that was sold to a private collector.

[11/11/15]   The shifter shaft in the Borg-Warner 71-c velvet drive transmission has been leaking ATF, seriously leaking. The shaft was removed and a new o-ring installed. No leak so far. Now to work on cleaning the bilge.

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Did you know you can help the light station by auctioning items on Ebay? After posting, just send a note to and let us know if you prefer the money go into the general account or to Burrows Island Lighthouse or The Schooner Lavengro. Here's the page and the items already for sale: Help Northwest Schooner Society raise more funds by adding them as your favorite charity on eBay

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