When I was young, ("Much younger than today......"), our family owned a marconi rigged sloop, 18' or so, from an Alden design. The class was known to us as a "Duxbury Duck" and there was a small fleet of them in Duxbury, Massachusetts, and perhaps a few in other coastal harbors on the South Shore. Most of them had quite a few years on them and that was 50 years ago.
They were all to be named after birds. Ours was the "Sea Robin", which, of course, is a fish!
I can recall vividly the chill of the "barn" in February as last season's bottom paint was removed with a blow torch, and the old caulk and oakum was renewed for the coming season.
I have read that a yard in Snug Harbor is building modern day approximations of this craft, but I just wondered if anybody still went to the barn in February to renew an authentic "Duck".