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    Around Cape Cod, I am always seeing old forgotten Boats, always looking so orlorn, and sad. To think that they were once someone's Pride and Joy is just disheartening. I have always thought to myself, that they deserved better, and that all boats, forlorn or not, deserve to be photographed for future generations. So I tiough "Why Not start a thread to post pictures of these old boats?". I was thinking, the photo's can show the boats in water or on land, but the must be forlorn looking. Also, please, if identify the craft in the picture. I'll Start, the photo below is of an old Wianno Senior, sitting on Cape. Hull 138.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-l...2/P1019816.JPG

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    Any Entries???
    There are plenty of old boats around that deserve to have their story known!

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    Well, it's got a FRP hull, but it's got lots of wood otherwise, and it kills me every time I see it - it's just a few spaces up from my boat:









    1960's Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer.

    I've seen them fully restored, and they can be quite lovely little boats.
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    The Frisco Flyer Pretty Lines, to bad she's been neglected! Looks like she sailed well in her prime!

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    The Sea Monkey! Oh, how I have longed to see you again!
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    Are you joking, or do you know that boat?
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    1965 Cheoy Lee Frisco Flyer, she is 25'-0". All glass hull with plywood deck covered in 3/4" teak, everything but the hull on this boat is wood, including the rudder. Had a spruce spar and boom also, is she still in the yard?

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    The owners will probably let it rot until it is stuffed in a dumpster.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Maybe there can be some life in this tread.....

    This small (17') pound boat was built in Monmouth Beach N.J. by Harold Joralemon probably in the 1920's. Built as a true commercial fishing boat, she may have spent her early years working off a beach in the Atlantic, or on the rivers inside Sandy Hook N.J.




    She is in rough shape, but not long after these pictures I acquired her and have added her to my list of 'to restore' projects.

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    Ideal I was built in Brooklyn N.Y. and spent most of her life fishing out of Point Pleasant N.J.
    http://www.mels-place.com/mmm/Party-...al-i-1954.html


    Today she is langishing along side the road in Woodstock CT (60mi from the water)







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    Sloop ashore in Stromness, Orkney islands




    Big lapstrake power pram




    Dory




    Skiff ("Grass Bottom Boat'")




    Florida mail Schooner MARMION




    Brownell 24 in better days, (ashore for several years now) may be available at The Landing School, Arundel, Maine

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Ideal I was built in Brooklyn N.Y. and spent most of her life fishing out of Point Pleasant N.J.
    http://www.mels-place.com/mmm/Party-...al-i-1954.html


    Today she is langishing along side the road in Woodstock CT (60mi from the water)








    This IS a dumpster now.
    I love the smell of fresh cut plywood in the morning.

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    Is that the boat that the Landing school used to cart around to all of the boat shows?
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    Nope. It was donated to the school for students to learn from, work on and perhaps sell. I couldn't tell how far along they were last time there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrosbyStriper View Post
    Any Entries???
    There are plenty of old boats around that deserve to have their story known!
    I got a bunch but I can not post.
    If I email them to you, do you care to post at your digression?
    If so, pm to me.

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    Put her in the water and let those bottom planks swell, and she will be as good as new.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    An old tug in the Kill van Kull.


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    Ah, ... The Kill Van Kull used to have an unbelievable collection of boats of all kinds. Before the Army Corps of Engineers started cleaning up NY habor in the 1970's there were literally thousands of vessels of all kinds and types in the Kill Van Kull (the waterway between Staten Island & N.J.). For more than 100 years any sort of vessel that had outlived its useful life would be takaen there and just pushed up onto the shore (or more truthfully pushed up into the already amassed pile of previously deserted vessels.) Shooter's Island couldn't even be seen for all the vessels piled around it. Everything from lifeboats to tugboats (hundreds, dating back to steam tugs with wooden hulls), to harbor oilers & lighters, barges by the hundreds, and every imaginable type of vessel right up to decommissioned Staten Island Ferries. The inner most 'layer' were easilly recognizable as sailing ships from the days of square riggers with their clipper bows and cast iron hawse pipes. "Woodies" was the salvage yard that was sort of the focal point of everything, they are still there with what still seems like an amazing collection of vessels, though only a small fraction of what was there up to the '70's.

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    You might not be able to tell, but this bedraggled hobo used to be a real prom queen. The lines are exceptionally fine. It could be rescued, but it is a keel boat and I can't slip something right now. I would guess 24 ft LOA.

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    In its present state it is still alive, but soon it is going to be more than merely unkempt.

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    I am told one of the Sausalito transients sleeps there, but I don't know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davebrown View Post
    It could be rescued, but it is a keel boat and I can't slip something right now.
    that's okay, its gonna take a couple of years for you to restore her in your backyard, that'll give you time to find a mooring or dockspace. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by davebrown View Post
    I am told one of the Sausalito transients sleeps there, but I don't know for sure.
    it would be a good idea if he were to sleep with one foot on the floor. . .
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    Here are my two favorite boats in the entire world.

    The first is an Alvin Beal hull with a Flanigan bros cabin. The boat was built for my best friend in the whole world, Turk, may he rest in peace. It was then sold to another of my customers who took great care of it until he sold it the year before he died. The current owner is just letting it fall apart and it pretty much brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.



    This second picture is a boat that was stored in the water at our yard when I was a kid. It was called the Sonny Boy, and was just an open boat for fishing and crabbing. I tried to get this boat to restore it a couple times, but even in the condition it is in in this picture the owner wanted a thousand dollars for it. I am the only one to ever ask about taking it off his hands. I think its been destroyed now because I couldn't see it from the road the last time I passed by.

    Fish and ships or is that chips

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    Dreams and flower planters... The question is, "Can you always tell the difference?"

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    Paul: right now I have six boats here and 14 in Colorado with my brother, if you count plastic canoes and kayaks. Which means, I am a little short on boats and I am in the market for another one.

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    IMG_0001 by robertomendo, on Flickr Noyo Harbor, Fort Bragg, Ca.
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    Built in 1874 in Sunderland, by Bartram, Haswell, & Co., she was originally named Clan Macleod. She was employed carrying cargo around the world, and rounded the Horn 23 times in 26 years. Seen here abandoned in Recherche bay, Tasmania.


    http://www.shf.org.au/explore-the-fl...s-craig-story/

    But not forever, she was rescued and now sails as the James Craig out of Sydney.
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    "The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
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    This skiff (about 30ft) was built by the "King Boat works" of Hoighlands N.J. as an oppen commercial fishing boat (seining) probably in the 1950's - early 60's. Amazingly, even in this condition she almost floated off the blocks she was on during a bad storm flood.




    Interestingly, King was the only builder on the Jersey shore to use a steam bent stem.


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    Another King skiff in her last days (built - probably 1950's)


    Not much flare on her!

    King's steam bent stem

    With a little bit of hook in her bottom.

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    This was the last surviving (later years) pound boat on the Jersey shore (photo ~1978). This one was about 30ft. I still find it amazing that pound boats of this size, and up to 42ft long, were kept on the beach every night, and every morning were pulled down the beach and sent out throught the surf on the New Jersey shore.



    The 'mast' was only as an advertinge sign, - not at all original.





    Her rolled garboard keel.



    I think this shows the scale of the boats that were kept on the beach quite well..

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    Boat in a nursery. Venus, a thames skiff found outside a rowing club in Scotland. Very roughly 'sheathed' in epoxy and dropped a few times. Elm and mahogany and very brittle now after being hung in a hot Australian shed roof in direct sun for at least 30 years.


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    Staten Island Boat Graveyard:

    http://opacity.us/site55_staten_isla..._graveyard.htm

    Came across this site a couple years ago, great pics of old commercial boats rotting away. The photographer does 'urban archeology' and usually shoots abandoned hospitals and industrial buildings, but kayaked around the graveyard for some great shots this time.

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