View Full Version : A day on Pam

Ed Harrow
10-17-2000, 12:22 PM
My reward for a Saturday spent painting the back of the house was a Sunday romp on Pam. Given the 10 AM date to meet her in Newport, RI we planned to head out about 8ish on Sunday. We were on the road by 8:15, not bad for us. Things went well until I finally realized that we were still on Rt 495, having passed the Rt 24 exit. Feeling a bit pressed for time I contemplated the “authorized vehicles only” cross-overs, but we motored on to the next exit to turn around. This cost us an extra 10 or 15 minutes, but still arrived in Newport with enough time to navigate our way through the labyrinth little roads and we arrived at the appointed place with a few minutes to spare.

Next we were delayed by Michael and the beautiful bronze cannon he was polishing (I can’t believe that I didn’t take a picture.) After finally escaping that attraction, we made our way out the door and headed for the docks, only to be faced with still another obstacle. We hadn’t a clue as to what to do, other than to wander along the pier looking for Pam. The solution presented itself in the form of a likely looking group chatting by a bench near the pier. These people, I was certain, knew the ropes and could direct us. I introduced myself to the one woman in the group (past experience is that women ALWAYS know how the event operates. While she denied being the organizer, several of the others indicated that she was the consummate organizer. As introductions went around, it turned out that she was Elizabeth Meyer of Endeavour, IYRS, and J-Class management fame. No, I didn’t go weak in the knees.

Under way


Glad we had lots of horse power to get through this current by the old RR bridge..

“Our” friend Simon Gignac (yes I’ve now met another of “us”)



Pam, at long last. Hiram Walker’s boat, rumored to have carried a bit of booty in her time.

And now, for THE piece, one fabulous boat, here she is:

Mr Fife's Sumerlin. Now this is one beautiful boat!

A great day, courtesy of IYRS. Bye-the-bye, this is a great organization well worth your support. If you’re out this way it’s a worthwhile stop; not simply a museum of static displays, but an institution that continues the skills required to build and maintain wooden boats.

Oh, and this is rumored to be another of Elizabeth Meyer’s projects:

John R Smith
10-18-2000, 09:12 AM

great stuff! Looks like a fascinating visit AND you get to meet Elizabeth Meyer, no less. She was over here early in the year giving a talk in Falmouth, but I missed it.


Ed Harrow
10-18-2000, 12:14 PM
"Aboard" no questions, "on" hmmmm, what is he talking about here, a come-on if you will. I should redo Simon's picture, too. John, that was pretty cool, now if my hand had come back a bit greener that would have been even better!

Ian McColgin
10-18-2000, 02:13 PM
No worry Ed. As I've already shown, if you're a master at bait & switch, you're a master...... But it can cause bottom paint on your hand.

Simon Gignac
10-18-2000, 04:23 PM
ED,about the picture there is no need I'm not mush of a "model" anyways!!


Garrett Lowell
03-09-2005, 04:57 PM
Ed, you still have those pics?

Ed Harrow
03-09-2005, 11:20 PM
Ah, ah, ah, hmmmmmmm, well not on this computer but, in a flash of brilliance, I copied the contents of my photo directory off my old laptop a week or two before my BIG! day, and I think I know where they might be. Would you like me to email them to you?

Garrett Lowell
03-10-2005, 07:19 AM
Ed, that would be delightful. Thanks!

Ed Harrow
03-10-2005, 12:13 PM
I don't like to be one to disappoint... I've just spent the best part of an hour looking into every knook and cranny of the suspect CD and they are not there... I looked in another place, and they are not there, either. They must have gone with photopoint, but it seems odd that I don't have them, somewhere. I did find the pictures for pretzlewood and gingerboard, however.

Garrett Lowell
03-10-2005, 01:25 PM
Well, thanks for taking the time to look, Ed. I'd say you still have them somewhere, but if your organizational skills are anything like mine, you'll find them somewhere unexpected. But any pics you'd care to post (or email) would be great!

Con LanAdo
03-10-2005, 01:33 PM
couldn't pass this up as i'm still imagining what a day on Pam could look like.

Ed Harrow
03-10-2005, 01:52 PM
What kind of pictures? I've got lots. If I could ever get my website reconstructed (Did I mention Bill Gates) I could, if I ever had the time, post some of them again.


For now, this will have to do.