That is quite the schooner farm in the background.
The primary winches are blocked by the cockpit coaming
There's nothing on our usual float there (almost dead center in the photo, just above Carmela's dodger.) It's always sad to see the schooners being put away for the winter.
We lived a whirlwind year in Camden spending most of the summer living on our 28' Cape Dory on your float (or one nearby). Nights that is, I spent Apr. thru July putting up a new building on the stilts left in the river above the falls. With an apartment upstairs and a fish market down, I spent the rest of the summer with hammer in one hand and filet knife in the other.There's nothing on our usual float there (almost dead center in the photo, just above Carmela's dodger.) It's always sad to see the schooners being put away for the winter.
It was worse during covid, when they remained out of commission for an entire year.
The bow-in downeast boat with the flying bridge in the upper right, in line with the red boathouse, has the same name as our boat. We are sometimes mistaken for each other on the vhf.
In a lot of ways, Camden in the off-season is much nicer than in summer.
Sure is, she was rescued from a local clown after years of neglect and the purchaser Phil Holmes is a shipwright from Northland he gave her a real birthday in 12 months or so a pretty remarkable effort.Tumlaren?
Another John Spencer…Plywood John Spencer ...ex racer cruiser racer ..dancing a ragtime
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Maybe the best-known Tumlaren was Adlard Coles' Cohoe. The story of her Transatlantic and Newport-Bermuda Races in 1950 is a wonderful tale told by Coles in the book "North Atlantic." That one has been in my library for some 50 years.Sure is, she was rescued from a local clown after years of neglect and the purchaser Phil Holmes is a shipwright from Northland he gave her a real birthday in 12 months or so a pretty remarkable effort.
Tumlaren ELISABETH : An Update part 2 — Southern Woodenboat SailingNot one to sit around, Phil was working on her hull that afternoon. Within two days the cabin top and interior fittings were removed, taken to the tip and a bare hull remained.southernwoodenboatsailing.com
Growing up in Manchester, MA I was lucky to see a fair number of Crockers floating around the Crocker yard. I remember walking into the sheds on the weekend when I was a kid poking around to see what was going on at Crockers and Manchester Marine.Sam Crocker designed some very nice boats but you don't see them that often. Here's one I owned for a short while.
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