Ishtar, a 20 foot garvey, a type of scow, with a balanced lug sail built by Capt. Hugh.


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Welcome aboard Ishtar


Flag: United States

Rig: Lug rigged

Model: New Jersey Garvey, a type of scow

Homeport: Drummond Island, MI

Waters: Lake Huron

Season: June - September

Built: 2012 - Drummond Island, Michigan 

Designer: Hugh Covert

Length: 20 feet

Beam: 5 ft

Draft: 5 inches with center board raised

Rig Height:  25 ft

Sail Area: 250 ft

Displacement: 600 lbs

Spar Material: Wood

Hull: Wood and epoxy

Power: Wind and oars

Hull Speed: 6.7 knots

Passengers: 6 passengers plus crew

Crew: Sails with one

Ownership: Drummond Island Tall Ship Company

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Where We Sail

Ishtar can be seen sailing the waters around Drummond Island on Lake Huron or trailered to other locations by special request.

Book your cruise

Now is the time to book your sailing trip aboard one of Drummond Island Tall Ship Company's sailboat. Don't delay as there's only a limited number of sailing days in the calendar.

Her Name

Launched on Easter 2012, it only seemed appropriate to give a sailboat new that spring the name of the Spring goddess - Ishtar. Quite often she is the first of our sailboats launched each year.