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If Xena captured first place in my heart this weekend, then second place went to Snekke 2.  Hear it

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purr through a lake (in New Hampshire?) here.

aawwsNamed after a traditional Norwegian design for the smallest Viking longships, this beaut comes from the boatshop of Andrew Wallace, featured on this great vintage boat site.

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Talking traditional, this is a new birchbark canoe.  Seeing it reminded me it was high time to reread

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John McPhee’s Survival of the Bark Canoe, not a how-to book, but a compelling profile of a traditional bark boat builder about 35 years ago.

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I saw this boat in Noank, a few miles from the Show.  Too small to read here, the name is Joshua B. Edwards, a legendary whale man of the East End of Long Island.   That name suggests the origin of the design.  Learn more at Sag Harbor.

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This has to qualify as the most unusual cockpit:  notice the compass base and cask contents label.

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Here’s the name.  What’s not clear is whether Winfield Lash is the 1927 Atkin boat or a replica.  Any help?

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I offer this foto, but it does not do justice to Amistad, a 10-year-old replica of La Amistad. I recall the smell of new wood a cold winter day I watched her being built in Mystic.

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Charles W. Morgan became this entity a century and three-fourths ago!!

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The longevity of Morgan or . . . the charm of the barely visible woman wearing the hat and standing just to starboard of the bow AND whose last name is a four-letter word beginning with W and ending with D . . . so which better answers the “Why Wood” question?  Of course, you know the answer.    Yes, there was a close-up many posts ago.

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Although this catboat was on the pier at Mystic, the color says Caribbean all over it to me.  Sorry . . . don’t know the name.

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Final one . . . also taken in Noank, a ketch with leeboards.  It had anchored in Mystic and was headed for sea here.  Anyone know the name?  I’d like to learn more about sailing with leeboards.

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