For reasons that we find hard to understand, this classic nearly came to grief after she changed hands due to her appearance in “Save a Classic.” She was within days of being cut up and salvaged for hardware and ballast keel when, responding to Craigslist and Matt Murphy’s editorial in WB No. 218, Peter Gallant took the plunge, acquired POLLY, and moved her inside Steve Carpenter’s shop in Rye, New Hampshire, where restoration has commenced.
Gus Konitzky at Pemaquid Beach Boat Works and a group of altruistic partners bought LOKI and trucked her to Gus’s shop in Maine for a speculative restoration. She’s nearing completion to the point where an owner could step in and make choices as to final outfit and color. With new frames, deck and cabin, LOKI has had new life breathed into her and is set up to last many more years. Rhodes’s designs are always a joy to behold, and LOKI is as lovely as any. You can check out the class on the Internet at www.rhodes33.com.
A 61′ William Hand schooner that changed hands partly due to “Save a Classic” (WB No. 184), HINDU has been made operational twice since, and spent the summer in Provincetown, Massachusetts, where she first took passengers for hire back in 1945. She will head to Key West this fall, where the owners plan to take passengers for hire.
A 38′ Arthur Robb-designed yawl whose sale was finalized because of “Save a Classic” (WB No. 204), GREY DAWN now sails again as SOPHIA from Center Harbor in Brooklin, Maine—nicely refurbished and painted black.
The new owners of this 33′ Sparkman & Stephens Spirit class sloop, listed in WB No. 180, had her trucked from Maine to Tennessee, then later moved with the boat to Florida, where restoration is progressing.