EMMA C. BERRY (Fishing Sloop)

Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, Connecticut



The sloop smack Emma C. Berry is the last known surviving American smack. Built in 1866 by James A. Latham at the Palmer Shipyards in Noank, she is the sole example of what was once a popular fishing vessel type designed to keep the catch alive (in an internal "wet" well) until reaching port. Vessels of this type were used extensively as far north as Maine and as far south as Key West and Galveston; imitating a successful design, many smacks were built in other regions following the Noank model. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, October 12, 1994

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 12, 1994
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Areas of significance
Architecture; Maritime History; Industry; Transportation
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Water-related; Fishing facility or site
Current function
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1875-1899; 1900-1924
Significant year