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…

Buttercup

by Tim Roush member of the Blue Ridge chapter According to the bill of sale, Buttercup, a 17-foot Century Resorter, was delivered to her original owner in Defiance, Ohio in 1962. Where and how she spent the intervening years I have no idea, but I first saw her in the summer of 1996. In truth,…

ABM Seeks Master Boatwright

The Antique Boat Museum located in Clayton, NY (Thousands Islands Region) is seeking a Master Boatwright. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, and working in coordination with the Curator/Collections Manager, Director of Educator, Maintenance and Operations Manager, and Volunteer Lead Captain, this position provides hands-on leadership and performance, and follow-through for all aspects of the…

Earth Whispers

by Tim Keyes member of the Mid-Atlantic chapter Earth Whispers is a French yacht built in 1975 by Nautic Saintonge. The Rorqual 44 CC ketch rig was designed as a performance sailing vessel. The company ceased operations in 1993, however, there are still a small number of this design in existence, mostly in Europe in…

Sweet 16

By Ron Raven member of ACBS In 2006 I was living in the state of Washington when I saw this 1971 Sweet 16 Donzi listed on a Craig’s listing in NJ. Luckily I was scheduled to attend a conference in NJ. I contacted the owner and went to Saddlebrook, NJ to inspect the boat. The…