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    Many years ago there was an article about the man that built a pretty good sized schooner from scratch and took many, many years to complete it. But he finished it, it sailed and it was stunning. I hear he sold it after that and has since passed.

    Does anyone remember particulars? The year and month maybe? A link to anything?

    Thank you.
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    Default Re: Schooner Article......

    Do you mean the doctor who built a Malabar in Texas? It was recently for sale, but I don't remember the issue number.

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    Dolores M Jackson? Elizabeth Muire? I remember a few of those articles but not sure which one you're talking about. Got anything else to go on?
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    No other than that it was 15 maybe 20 years ago..... Elizabeth Muire rings a bell....although that lists as built by a yard.
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    Default Re: Schooner Article......

    Maybe Tall Cotton?

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    There is one happening in Nova Scotia right now. Have you seen this project ? Pretty awesome...

    http://lenablanche.blogspot.com/

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    I saw Lena Blanche last year. Brought my plans over, sad and discussed boatbuilding with them while looking over my plans then walked through Lena Blanche and talked more boating. The rudder post is all wood and incorporated into the rudder, or rather, the rudder and post are made of a single piece. Interesting arrangement. She's nicely built and they are doing a fine job of starting another smaller schooner at the same time.
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    Dennis Holland's big schooner, built in Costa Mesa, CA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark0 View Post
    There is one happening in Nova Scotia right now. Have you seen this project ? Pretty awesome...

    http://lenablanche.blogspot.com/

    Mark
    Wow! I hadn't seen that project. What do they intend for the vessel?

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    I didn't ask. Maybe I should have. I was more interested in how they get to where they are rather than where they're going. I'm at the need to know how to get there rather than the what to do it it once I have it place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    Wow! I hadn't seen that project. What do they intend for the vessel?
    I think like most of us building.... to go sailing
    They also have a FB page that I follow for updates. I think it's better laid out and has more photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelirrojo View Post
    Maybe Tall Cotton?
    She was professionally built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAGIC's Craig View Post
    Dennis Holland's big schooner, built in Costa Mesa, CA?
    I thought of Pilgrim, but she was a good decade earlier. Bob Sloan and Spike Africa also came to mind, but she was even earlier and Bob passed without having sold her.
    Schooner captains love to get blown offshore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark0 View Post
    I think like most of us building.... to go sailing
    They also have a FB page that I follow for updates. I think it's better laid out and has more photos.
    Building a new 70' schooner is a helluva path to get sailing! I'll look up the facebook, its a very inspiring project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscarvan View Post
    No other than that it was 15 maybe 20 years ago..... Elizabeth Muire rings a bell....although that lists as built by a yard.

    elizabeth muir is a stunner, built by a gang of retired shipwrights, i believe friends of dave flemming



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    rodb covered the texas built malabar, doctor who built her, lost his leg on launching day: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...ing&highlight=
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Do you mean perhaps RETRIEVER, back in issue 120?
    Heute ist so ein schöne Tag...

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    The Seawanahaka Schooner "Charmian" still is sitting in Dana Point unfinished. She has new frames, fore foot and bronze floors. Planked up to the water line with Honduras. Sad to see here sitting there unfinished! Owner had financial problems. Jay
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    Winfield Lash, #166, May/June 2002

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    Ah, I remember her binnacle. A cast statue of a woman holding the compass on her shoulder perhaps? Bronze. Beautiful piece. I'll have to look up my may june 2002 issue at some point.
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    Winfield Lash is now homeported in Mystic CT. The Hopps (the new owners) have renamed her, and the name escapes me this morning.

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    Elisabeth Muir is now for sale.
    Such a beauty at that price is an incredible bargain I think.

    https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/199...dard%20listing
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    I think that the Seawanahaka schooner could be aquired reasonably if anyone would be interested in a project to finish the rebuild a famous schooner.
    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Greer View Post
    I think that the Seawanahaka schooner could be aquired reasonably if anyone would be interested in a project to finish the rebuild a famous schooner.
    Jay
    Oof. The photos are 11 years old. Fifteen (maybe sixteen) Seawanhaka schooners were built in 1925-6: https://www.seawanhaka.com/about.htm

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    Not to worry,

    "Charmian" was broken up and burned at the dump because no one wanted to pay off the cheap storage fees in order to own her and continue her restoration! The owner only put two hundred thousand into her to bring her to this point! He brought a load of Honduras from South America and a load of teak as well. The new frames were white oak and all of the new floors were custom made of bronze plate!
    No one seems to know what happened to the materials. The work done was beautiful as far as it went! What a heart breaker this one was and is!

    The father his son in the photo are my son Jaime and my grandson Carson who is now fifteen years old.
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    Jay, on a similar note, do you know the fate of "Shawnee"?
    Schooner captains love to get blown offshore!

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