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    There was a slight drift in Jim Ledger's building thread about these so here goes. These type were found on all the shallow bays on Long Island south shore. Many started life as sailing vessels, some as power.





    This one has been out of the water or years. Maybe Kevin (Breakaway) can fill in some details as it's from his neighborhood.

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    ALICE V, built 1908 as a sailboat. She is unusual in that the stern has never been modified for power.
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    BRUNHILDE in 1965.


    Mid 1980's.

    Brunhilde was built by DeWitt Conklin in 1893 as a sailing ferry. She was converted to power in the early 1900's and used as a towboat for many years before becoming a pleasure boat. Rumor had it that she was built with an oval stern.

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    It would be nice if it could be taken to the Maritime Museum in Sayville and be somewhat protected before it rots away. That boat has beautiful lines, although I think that deckhouse(and the bow pulpit) might have been an after-thought.
    Edited: I'm talking of the first boat pictured.
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    HILDEGARDE- 45' x 15'

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    Interior of HILDEGARDE, years ago this boat had an upright piano in it.

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    LIBERTY, ex. DOREEN. Built 1927 as a "head" boat or charter fishing boat, total rebuild late 1980's. Shown here a few years after the rebuild.

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    Great thread, thank you

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    More pic's of LIBERTY 2007 or 2008.










    Looking aft toward the transom.

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    This one has been out of the water or years. Maybe Kevin (Breakaway) can fill in some details as it's from his neighborhood.
    I'll knock on their door and see what I can find out.

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    Hildegarde looks very interesting.

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    What a surprise on my first visit to this forum to see Joe Young's Brunhilde on her way out to do race committee for Babylon Yacht Club with my father in law, Jamie Swan, sitting on the cabin top.

    My wife, Cindy Swan, said: "That's definately my Dad. Joe's brother Jack owned a lot across from my house on Sumpwam's Creek. Brunhilde was always tied up there."

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    BRUNHILDE in 1965.


    Mid 1980's.

    Brunhilde was built by DeWitt Conklin in 1893 as a sailing ferry. She was converted to power in the early 1900's and used as a towboat for many years before becoming a pleasure boat. Rumor had it that she was built with an oval stern.

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    ALICE V












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    I don't know much about this one except that it looks very similar to the one that berthed near where the first boat shown is blocked up.

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    Snykuh- 27' built by Haff.

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    OLD SQUAW circa 1965. Converted sailboat.






    OLD SQUAW- far left side, center.
    Looks like SNYKUH far left foreground and BRUNHILDE opposite center.

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    Island Woman (39'-10" x 13'-10"), built ca. 1900. Converted to power in the 1920's & used as a tow boat through the late 1940's. She then served as a family/pleasure boat through the '80's. Like Brunhilde, she often served as Race Committee Boat for local sailing events from the 1960's - 80's.Hemlock Heading (Great South Bay) 1967.
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    Fantastic old pictures. Great old boats.
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    Brunhide a few years before she was cut up.








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    More Brunhilde.


    The filled centerboard slot is clearly visible in this photo.









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    Amazing pics, thanks.

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    LIBERTY is getting some TLC at Southard's Boatyard this summer.




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    I've never seen anything like this before....But I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sail027li View Post
    Island Woman (39'-10" x 13'-10"), built ca. 1900. Converted to power in the 1920's & used as a tow boat through the late 1940's. She then served as a family/pleasure boat through the '80's. Like Brunhilde, she often served as Race Committee Boat for local sailing events from the 1960's - 80's.Hemlock Heading (Great South Bay) 1967.


    (Just fixing photo link.)

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    These GSB boat photos are amazing. Though at the time I didn't pay much attention to these lovely boats, they were a part of my experience growing up and spending time on the bay.

    One of my friends from that era is looking for photos of the fast water taxi "Socks." She was run out of Bay Shore, and looked like a small version of a ferry boat. People said she was a former rum runner--she was definitely fast!

    I think her hull was red and the cabin was white. She did runs to Fire Island from her berth in Bay Shore. Anyone have any photos? Meanwhile Frank Mina, who was the owner of Fire Island Ferries for some time, has quite a collection of bay boat photos, naturally including a wonderful collection of Fire Island ferryboats--most of which were wood in the 60's and early 70's.

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    "SOCKS" spent the winter up the creek a few years ago but I didn't take any photos. I'll ask around if anyone has seen the boat or has any pic's.

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    GREAT! She was a neat little boat!


    Quote Originally Posted by holzbt View Post
    "SOCKS" spent the winter up the creek a few years ago but I didn't take any photos. I'll ask around if anyone has seen the boat or has any pic's.

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    LIBERTY, ex. DOREEN. Built 1927 as a "head" boat or charter fishing boat, total rebuild late 1980's. Shown here a few years after the rebuild.


    I'm pretty sure this is the boat that escorted us during the 1992 tall ship's parade in NYC. The Modesty and the Priscilla were the boats being escorted. There was also a Grand Banks escort as well...

    Here are some pics from those days...
    http://www.anestyachts.com/columbus5...umbusday11.jpg
    http://www.anestyachts.com/columbus500.html

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