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Detail - Hull 1502

Original Name:Current Name:Swallow
Hull No:1502Home Port:Bristol, RI
Contracted By:Arthur C. DorranceCurrent Owner(s):Pam Lenehan/Lawrence Geuss
Contract Date:4/18/1939Owner Since:9/7/2006
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:
Sub-Class:Improved Model
Original Rig:Marconi
Current Rig:Marconi
Original Price:$775Restored By:Rick Prose (2002)
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.
Arthur C. Dorrance1939 - ????Fisher's Island, NY  
Mike Pesare1986 - ????Bristol, RILee Lee 
Herreshoff Marine Museum???? - 1996Bristol, RILee Lee 
Andy Mutch1996 - 2006Boothbay Harbor, MEWasp 

This boat was purchased by Pamela Lenehan in September, 2006. Pam is making the boat available for the Herreshoff Museum Sailing School. Previously, Wasp was owned by Andy Mutch and his wife of Annapolis, MD. The sailed her in Linekin Bay, near the summer home in Boothbay. She was restored by Rick Prose of West Boothbay Harbor, Maine, Finest Kind Wooden Boats, in 2002. She was bought from the Herreshoff Museum. They went on a trial sail with Halsey Herreshoff. She is an ‘improved model’, which means she has wider sidedecks, copper flotation tanks, a raised lazarette, and an over-the-transom tiller. According to Andy, Halsey told him that Sidney designed the improved model after his father capsized a boat in Bermuda or Florida. She originally had mahogany transom and coamings, though Rick replaced the transom with white oak.

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