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I looked for a name, but saw only this . . . ballyhoo, which reminded me of the conch republic already a quarter year ago.  Can you identify the yacht?

Black Knight, head-turner that she is, sports

no ballyhoo.

Nor does this large trawler in town last weekend.  Know her?  I love the stacks that suggest Sea Raven . . .

Here following replica vessel Clipper City past Ellis Island . . . it’s Black Douglas, with its tender Wild Oats.

Milk and Honey . . .  not my cup of tea, although I like the other yachts in this post.

Here’s the last clue to the ballyhoo-sporting three-masted schooner, high tech version of sail.

Spirit of Bermuda it is, recent winner of large boat class at the Gloucester Schooner fest.  Click here for a video by Capt. Joey.

All fotos taken in September 2011 by Will Van Dorp.

Many thanks to Norm from Maine who identified a vessel I’ve wondered about since I caught it–below–just before a thunderstorm last summer. See this link for a much better shot/enlarged too of Black Knight, built 1958 by Goudy & Stevens in Boothbay, Maine, loa 75’x19’x8′.

 

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So, fantastic . . . here’s an unidentified black-hulled vessel roughly same size on the same East River last summer mid-July. Anyone identify this one?

 

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Photos, WVD.

You’ve seen some of the delights this non-river has to offer, here’s a mystery vessel I’ve seen twice, once at dusk and the other time just before a major thunderstorm. It has a black hull, natural wood superstructure, and twin masts complete with one set of shrouds. I’ve increased the contrast so that details are more visible.
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Anyone identify? Is it mass produced or a one-off? An antique? If I indulge my fantasizing, I can imagine it could be a contemporary version of the Flying Dutchman.

All photos by Will Van Dorp.

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