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Detail - Hull 1447

Original Name:Current Name:Greased Lightning
Hull No:1447Home Port:Searsport, ME
Contracted By:Mrs. H.G. NicholsCurrent Owner(s):Penobscot Marine Museum
Contract Date:10/7/1937Owner Since:1991
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:
Original Rig:
Current Rig:
Original Price:$900Restored By:
LOA:15 ft. 10 in.Maintained By:
LWL:12 ft. 6 in.Notes:
Beam:5 ft. 10 in.
Draft:2 ft. 5 in.
Other Resources:HCR
Gallery / Galleries:

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
Mrs. H.G. Nichols    
William Saltonstall? - 1991North Haven, MEGreased Lightning 

Greased Lightning, #1447, is one of the group of boats bought by members of the North Haven Yacht Club in 1938. Sixteen were ordered at the time at $890. The numbers moved around a little with owners not necessarily getting the boats that are listed against their name on the HMC list. So #1447 ended up in the Saltonstall family, owned by Mrs. R.M. Saltonstall. Greased Lightning came to Penobscot Marine Museum in 1991, as a gift of Mrs. Emily Saltonstall Byrd and William Saltonstall who had grown up sailing the boat. Locally, they were known as Fox Eyes. She is pretty complete and in good condition having raced the year before she came to the museum. She has one of the late plates.

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