An excerpt from the current owner about the Carina.
T 516 was found in the US Virgin Islands, where she was operating as a freighter. In previous lives, she has been a Navy vessel, research vessel and floating classroom. After she was built in New Orleans by Higgins, she was with the Army a short time before transferring to the Navy. There is roughly a 20 year period in her life that be accounted for her whereabouts, but I’m still hunting. As a freighter, she ran regularly between the USVI, Puerto Rico, St Lucia and Dominica. I bought her, and she started North in March 1998. With the aid of some wonderful friends (Plankholders!) Carina arrived at her homeport of Clayton NY in May 1998. 2477 NM from Hurricane Hole, St John to Clayton NY.