Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the large Alberg inventory.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Just an interesting aside...

Skipjacks on the Chesapeake.  Traveling down the Eastern Shore of Maryland found these terrific vessels, some of which are still working commercial fishing boats, at Mount Vernon (first photo).

Always an interesting period wooden ship now being maintained by private owners with an annual Races event located at Deal Island, Maryland.

And yes, that is a telephone pole serving as a mast.  

This ole gal, Kathryn, is undergoing a refurbishing provided by private donations.

One doesn't have to own one to admire them....

Gorgeous features of some historic working ships from a hundred years ago.  A reminder of the value of historic preservation and that oftentimes, the most admired ship may not be the sassiest colored hull in the fleet!