Girl Scout Boats?

By Irm Martin member of ACBS In 1972 my husband heard that the Girl Scouts of  Quincy IL, our home town, had received a large bequest and were replacing their wood canoes with lighter weight aluminum canoes.We bought one of the wood canoes for $75 and learned that the canoe had originally been purchased by…

A Blast From The Past!

Freedom Boat Service is celebrating their 10th anniversary by offering classic boating enthusiasts the opportunity to listen to 5 recently discovered cassette tapes of workshops held at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA in 1995. The cassette tapes have been digitized and uploaded to the Freedom Boat Service You Tube Channel. Note: the workshops…

Questionable Judgement

by Mike Fogarty member of the Indian Lake chapter The small Lake n Sea Boat company, located in Boca Raton, Florida began producing three, 15′ fiberglass boats in 1956. Two models were outboards and the third was powered by the Crosley-based 35hp Fageol “44” vertical inboard. Soon, hull failures occurred due to the fiberglass delaminating…

The Compass Rose

Compass Rose started life as a one-off tuna fisher. She was built in Nova Scotia in 1959 for a private party and never used in commercial service. Thirty-nine feet long with a twelve foot beam she has a classic downeast hull form which is efficiently driven by a 300 horsepower diesel. The hull form has…