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Detail - Hull 1479

Original Name:Current Name:Viking
Hull No:1479Home Port:Cataumet, MA
Contracted By:Philip GardnerCurrent Owner(s):Cameron Bright
Contract Date:4/11/1939Owner Since:1960
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:53
Original Rig:
Current Rig:Gaff
Original Price:$890Restored By:Steve Ballentine
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.
Philip Gardner    
 ? - 1960Shelter Island, NY  

Viking was beautifully restored by Ballentine's Boat Shop and is exquisitely maintained there. She is energetically raced and has won the last two Junior H Class Championships. She spends most of the summer taking us on picinics and sails out into Buzzards Bay. She has survived the learning experiences of numerous children plus many unplanned encounters with sandbars, docks and anchor flukes. Despite that, she is still a head-turner wherever she sails.

Photo courtesy Amy Ballentine

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