My name is Dr. James McCluskey and I am curator of the Great Lakes Small Boat Sailing Museum in Big Rapids, Michigan. We are in the process of restoring a 14' Rhodes Bantam mahogany sailboat and we need sails for her. We prefer at least a main, and preferably a main & jib. A spinnaker would also be welcomed. We will pay any reasonable price, and in any condition.
We are also seeking assistance in securing grants to help us purchase the land and construct a pole building to keep some of our valuable exhibits out of the severe Michigan weather. Many of our wooden boat exhibits are operational and include a 30 foot class X experimental wooden scow, a class "C" scow, a Shark Catamaran, a 1943 wooden lightning, the Rhodes Bantam, a 14' Blue Jay and several others. Any help would be appreciated! Thank you!
Dr. James McCluskey, curator