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Detail - Hull 761

Original Name:BonitaCurrent Name:Bonita
Hull No:761Home Port:Bristol, RI
Contracted By:E.W. AtkinsonCurrent Owner(s):Herreshoff Marine Museum
Contract Date:11/14/1914Owner Since:2007
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:
Sub-Class:original 20
Original Rig:J&M
Current Rig:Gaff
Original Price:$420Restored By:IYRS (2007)
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.
E.W. Atkinson1915 - 1921Marion, MABonitaH-1
Walter H. West, Jr.1922 - ????Marion, MABonitaH-1
L. L. Scaife1924 - Pocasset, MABonita IH-42
   North Falmouth, MA  
Everitt Fullerton ???? - 1986 Cumberland, RIBonita 
Herreshoff Marine Museum1986 - 2006 Bristol, RIBonita 
IYRS2006 - 2007Newport, RIBonita 
LoPorto2007Bristol, RIBonita 

This boat was in the museum from 1986 - 2006. It was then donated to IYRS for restoration. A donation from Eleni and Gerard LoPorto allowed the museum to buy her back and put her in their sail training fleet. The LoPorto's specified that she is "to remain as part of the museum's permanent collection and to serve in the sailing program".

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