Emma C Berry

When the Emma C. Berry sailed into Noank, CT July 4, 1966 she was celebrating her 100th. birthday. I believe it was the first time in history that a boat sailed back to the port-yard where she was built and cosmetically in “finest kind” condition. In most cases either the yard had long been out …

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Endeavour

In 1984 Elizabeth Myer purchased the J class yacht Endeavour and began the restoration(estimated to total $10 million). Myer was also instrumental in the restoration of Shamrock V another J class (Just 10 were built, between 1930 and 1937, and most had been scrapped).  She is president of J-Class Management. She founded the International Yacht …

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Erie Canal History

Nostalgia – Siskiwit 8-10-92. Locked thru lock 6 on the Erie Canal and Jerry Giordano was shooting a TV weather spot for WTEN, Albany. Jerry asked if he could shoot us coming out of Lock 7. We affirmed. Rachel and I tied up at lock 6 (Half Moon) for an interview. Construction of the original …

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Seakindly

Seakindly is most often thought of as heavy displacement, a full length keel, relatively narrow beam, slack bilges, and a decent amount of overhang forward and aft. Another aspect is decent freeboard forward with enough flare to deflect spray and prevent the bow from burying in an oncoming sea. This general concept was very popular …

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