Roseway was built in 1925 in Essex, Massachusetts as a private fishing yacht. She was purchased by the Boston Pilot’s Association in 1941, and was honored for her exemplary service during World War II. Roseway was the last pilot schooner serving in the U.S. when she was retired in 1973. In 1974, Roseway began service in the Maine windjammer fleet, and in 2002 was donated to the World Ocean School. She is one of the last Grand Banks fishing schooners built in Essex, one of only six original Grand Banks schooners, and the only schooner specifically designed to beat the Nova Scotians in the international fishing vessel races of the 1920s and 1930s. After 91 years of service, she is a registered U.S. National Historic Landmark.
Roseway is equipped with modern safety and communications equipment, including Radar, GPS, VHF, & cellular phone. She meets all Coast Guard safety & licensing requirements. She has a 400 horsepower auxiliary engine.