I meant to post this last week but forgot. Last Wednesday I went to Martha's Vineyard to attend a memorial service for a friend who died, and while sitting on the bus from Logan to the Woods Hole ferry terminal I looked out the window and saw what looked like a wooden whaleboat (a whaleboat!?) sitting in someone's yard with a "for sale" sign on it.
It was lapstrake, double-ended, and painted white, and it sure looked like a whaleboat -- about the right size and shape. I didn't see any sign of a motor, so I don't think it was one of those motorized navy whaleboats. It looked more like something built to the plans by Willits Ansel, or the old Beetle plans from Mystic Seaport. I don't know anything else about it, but from what I could see going by it looked to be in good condition -- no glaringly obvious signs of decay or neglect. If I lived anywhere near there I would have been back already to have a closer look.
If anyone wants to check it out, it was on Woods Hole Road, as you head from Falmouth out toward the ferry. On the right, maybe 1/2 mile after you turn off 28 in Falmouth. If you get to the research center you've gone too far.