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Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: New Herreshoff 12 1/2 owner
« on: January 26, 2016, 01:59:31 PM »
QA built their 12s under license to HMCo using HMCo molds.  They are Herreshoff designed but not Herreshoff constructed.  There were some construction differences, most notably the planking.  HMCo used cedar and QA used mahogany.

Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: New Herreshoff 12 1/2 owner
« on: January 19, 2016, 03:09:59 PM »
Number 2008 indicates that she was built by Quincy Adams Shipyard of Quincy, Mass in about 1944.

Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Identifying a 12 1/2
« on: November 20, 2014, 02:31:03 PM »
An H12 mast does not go through the deck like that.  My guess would be a BB14.

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: August 05, 2014, 10:29:42 PM »
You should be very proud of yourself.  Great job!

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: July 30, 2014, 03:58:32 AM »
Erick:  I am IMPRESSED!

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: May 28, 2014, 01:20:41 PM »
A far cry from what you started with.  Outstanding!

Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Queen Mab/Vagrant
« on: April 29, 2014, 01:46:42 PM »
Laurie:  The link works for me, so it must be an issue with your computer.  The images there are from several years ago.  To the best of my knowledge, she is still in Japan.

Miscellaneous Herreshoff Topics / Antique & Classic Boat Festival
« on: April 13, 2014, 09:41:11 PM »
CALLING ALL CLASSIC BOATS to the 32nd Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, August 23-24, at Brewer Hawthorne Cove Marina in historic Salem, Massachusetts!  Sailboats, powerboats, hand-powered craft, reproductions – all are welcome.  Come to rendezvous with kindred spirits and display your vintage boat.  She doesn’t have to be in “show” condition.  The spirit of the Festival is to gather together the grand old craft and all who love them.  Our web site at and facebook will give you the flavor of the event.  For information, please call Pat at 617-666-8530  or email

This will be a tough one without more information.  I assume you have already asked Wells son?

Specific Herreshoff Vessels / Re: Herreshoff 10 meter
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:24:05 PM »
I read the ad that Bill refers to.  The boat is named GREEN PARROT.  We had this discussion some time ago and reached the conclusion that she is not a Herreshoff:

Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: Marlin?
« on: March 02, 2014, 03:47:38 PM »

Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: Marlin?
« on: February 27, 2014, 02:54:32 PM »
From the builder's record, we know that there were four Marlins:  1420, 1421, 1422, and 1507.

1420 is currently MATSYA and lives on Jamestown.  This is confirmed by correspondence with the owner in 2010.

1507 is currently YARE and lives on Mt. Desert Island with the original family.  This is from HMM correspondence and corroborated by correspondence with Maynard.

That leaves two hull numbers, 1421 and 1422, and two boats without plates, MARLIN and SANIBEL.

I believe MARLIN to be 1421, based on HMM correspondence from the Kenyon family.  I also believe SANIBEL to be 1422.  The boat was acquired by a prior owner from the LI Maritime Museum, who accessioned it in 1987 as TRADEWINDS.  What I learned from this discussion is that it was named LITTLE DIPPER when Gulden owned it.

Now if only I could find the 12-1/2 once named LITTLE DIPPER !

Restoration / Re: Hull #1498 Restoration
« on: February 27, 2014, 01:52:42 PM »
She looks really nice, Erick

Herreshoff Sailing Vessel Classes / Re: Marlin?
« on: February 26, 2014, 01:06:37 PM »
Is Josh talking about Charlie Dhyse's boat?  If so, it is definitely NOT an HMCo Marlin.  It was built by Warren Shipbuilding, later to be taken over by CCSB.


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