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Detail - Hull 752

Original Name:PorpoiseCurrent Name:Wizard
Hull No:752Home Port:Bristol, RI
Contracted By:R.H. HallowellCurrent Owner(s):Herreshoff Marine Museum
Contract Date:11/14/1914Owner Since:3/30/2005
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:1
Sub-Class:original 20
Original Rig:J&M
Current Rig:Gaff
Original Price:$420Restored 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.
R.H. Hallowell1915 - 1921Marion, MAPorpoiseH-5
Dr. Bremen???? - 1967Cohasset, MAPorpoise 
Dr. James Wallace1967 - 2005Cohasset, MAWizard of Bristol 

Dr. James Wallace of Cambridge and Cohasset acquired this boat in 1967. He removed the thwart and renamed her from Porpoise to Wizard of Bristol. Wizard is on the transom. She is in good shape, with some sistered ribs. It has replacement spars, but otherwise the boat is original. He bought it in 1967 for $100 from Dr. Breman of Cohasset, who had bought from the original owner, Hallowell. Dr. Wallace donated the boat to the Herreshoff Marine Museum in 2005. She has not sailed since 2003.

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