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Detail - Hull 402

Original Name:ClaraCurrent Name:Clara
Hull No:402Home Port:Bristol, RI
Contracted By:N.G. HerreshoffCurrent Owner(s):Herreshoff Marine Museum
Contract Date:1887Owner Since:1990
Class:cat yawlSail Number:
Original Rig:cat yawl
Current Rig:
Original Price: Restored By:Taylor & Snediker (2006)
LOA:35 ft. 0 in.Maintained By:
LWL:29 ft. 3 in.Notes:
Beam:9 ft. 10 in.
Draft:5 ft. 5 in.
Other Resources:HCR
Gallery / Galleries:

OwnerYearsLocationBoat NameSail No.
N.G. Herreshoff1887 - Clara 
W.H. Browning1904New YorkClara 
D. Binkhorst1906 - > 1908New YorkClara 
James R. Merrill1914 - 1919New Rochelle, NYClara 
B.A. Barstow1933 - 1938City Island, NYClara 
Tom Brightman1924 - 1930Naraganssett BayClara 
Eddie Fink1947 - 1959San Pedro, CAClara 
Eugene Koblick1959 - 1962Long Beach, CAClara 
Jerry Burns1962 - ????San Diego, CAClara 
Ken Olsen???? - 1973 Clara 
Kerry Geraghty1973 - 1990San Diego, CA  

One of CLARA's past owners had occasion to correspond with L Francis and apparently got on quite good terms. Seems that this past owner's children were conceived aboard CLARA. In the same bunk as LFH was. Forward - starboard side. He also reported with some authority that she had bronze floors and deck beams and was double-planked.

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