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Detail - Hull 869

Original Name:Current Name:Vireo
Hull No:869Home Port:Onset, MA
Contracted By:W.O. TaylorCurrent Owner(s):Stephen Shohet
Contract Date:9/6/1921Owner Since:1984
Class:12-1/2 FooterSail Number:4
Original Rig:J&M
Current Rig:gaff
Original Price:$900Restored 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.
Elizabeth Taylor1922 - ????Marion, MAHippoH-4
Hoyt Mattapoisett H-4
Lester Watson???? - 1936MattapoisettCopinH-4
Mrs. Willam G. Saltonstall1937 - 1982MattapoisettVireoH-4, H-175
Dan Briggs1983 - 1984MattapoisettVireo 

This boat was owned by the Saltonstall family for years. Kitty Saltonstall Hok of Marion was the last Saltonstall owner. Dr. Shohet bought it as a wreck from Dan Briggs in 1984, and has done substantial rebuilding. Dr. Shohet lives in San Francisco and Buzzards Bay, and sails it hard every summer. 2016.11.29: VIREO has her original rig and still carries sail no. H-4.

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