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Restored and Reborn: The Story of Kirawan
Kirawan has established a vast history and legacy within her 85-year lifespan. She was designed by naval architect Philip Rhodes, with the intention of winning the 1936 Newport to Bermuda Race. Having previously finished last at the 1934 race, Rhodes wanted to design a powerful but elegant vessel that would guarantee the win. The notorious […]
Ernestina-Morrissey Restoration: Preserving a Vast History to be a Living Educational Tool
The Ernestina-Morrissey is once again going to hit the water and embark on a new journey. Serving as the State Ship of Massachusetts, she is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Recreation and Conservation in conjunction with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. In 2014, the ship was approved to undergo an extensive restoration by Bristol Marine in Boothbay, Maine.
Owner Profile: Steve Eddleston and the 12-meter Weatherly
Weatherly was built by the Luders Marine Construction Company in 1958. Designed by famed naval architect Philllip Rhodes, this 12 Meter Class sloop was built for the purpose of defending the 1958 America’s Cup. Despite losing in 1958, Weatherly returned and became the victorious defender in the 1962 America’s Cup.
“Mongolia” and The Fateful Photo
In March of this year, Evan Blum was working in his store when one day a man came in and inquired about a photo that adorned the stores back wall. An artist and preservationist for “45 years or so,” Blum owns Demolition Depot and Irreplaceable Artifacts, converting and repurposing historic fixtures from landfills and demolished […]
The Pure Nature of Sailing: The Herreshoff and IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regattas
Photo by Jens Lange This August’s Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta and September’s IYRS Newport Classic Yacht Regatta served as the sendoff to Rhode Island’s abbreviated summer regatta season. With predominantly beautiful weather and a tremendous gathering of classic sailing vessels, both events celebrated Rhode Island’s sailing legacy, while paying particular attention to the safety of […]
Photo by Alison Langley at: https://www.langleyphoto.com
The 2020 Wooden Boat Series
The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta has served as the cornerstone of the series since its inception in 1985 successfully offering the opportunity for talented yachtsmen and women to display their athleticism and passion for wooden sailing vessels.

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