Launched on September 17, from Rockport Marine, "Adventure," is a 53-foot historic replica of an 18th century colonial trading vessel designed by the late William Baker. She will replace an existing replica that currently is on display at the Charlestowne River landing.
On Sunday, June 22, French & Webb launched the fully restored Herreshof Buzzard Bay 30s, Young Miss, Quakeress II, and Lady M. For the past two years Alison has been photographing this restoration process.
The Buzzards Bay 30's were originally built in 1902 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. of Bristol, R.I.The 47-foot yachts were ordered by the Beverly, Mass., Yacht Club and were raced as a class. French & Webb was selected to restore three of these class sloops. These yachts, in varying stages of disrepair, were brought back to their original condition using materials, hardware & details specified in their Herreshoff plans.