Photo by Salt Water New England

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Big Ti

Photos by Salt Water New England

TICONDEROGA OF GREENWICH

  • Built:  1936 at the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Quincy, Mass for Harry Noyes
  • 72-foot, clipper-bowed ketch 
  • Mainmast - 86 Feet
  • Naval Architect: L. Francis Herreshoff
  • Exterior Designer: Ralph E. Richmond
  • Interior Designer: John Munford
  • Refit: 1968, 1989

    








  

12 comments:

  1. This boat is beautiful and doubtless a powerful sailer. However, to utter a heresy, I'd rather be puttering around on a Sailfish, Sunfish, or the like — all by myself.

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    1. Most of would! Large, wooden boats are hard work to maintain and surprisingly hard work to sail. She is lovely, though.

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  2. What an eye-poppingly beautiful and meticulously-cared-for boat. I've only ever sailed on small 2- or 3-person boats (and quite badly, I'll admit). A Sunfish actually sounds like a lot of fun.

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  3. Just outstanding! Truly exquosite! Thank you so very much!

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  4. ...some one's Baby, what a beauty.
    Bet it sounds just marvelous running the wind.

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  5. So beautiful and elegant L. Francis was masterful.

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  6. A very classy old Lady… age is just a number…

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  7. Love seeing her race in the Classic Regattas. Truly a gorgeous boat. Amen for rich guys ;)

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  8. What a beautiful sailing vessel!

    Kind Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  9. This sort of content is what makes this blog my homepage.

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  10. A good deal about the design. owner and builder here: https://www.amazon.com/L-Francis-Herreshoff-Flowering-Genius-Taylor/dp/0939511444/ref=pd_lpo_1?pd_rd_i=0939511444&psc=1

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  11. Gorgeous! We saw a display of Herrreshoff boats one year in Castine and then another year a gaggle of Fife yachts were in the harbor. I believe the Sumurun was one of them. Spectacular workmanship. We've sailed on everything from a cast-off girl's camp fiberglass Sunfish to a Precision 18 day sailer to a 52' Beneteau as a charter in the BVI, but I've never had the great good fortune to sail a wooden boat, let alone a beauty like one of these. May they always be with us.

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