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SYLVIA II



A Core Sounder
WB No. 232
WITH NEW OWNER


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SYLVIA II

SYLVIA II has a new owner, Robert Graham, who plans to move her to Wilmington, NC, from Morehead City for restoration. (May 2014)

Built for fishing, SYLVIA II went on to carry mail and serve as a waterborne school bus before being rescued in 1976, after a sinking, by her former owners, who slightly reconfigured her for pleasure.  SYLVIA II is an historic boat, one whose design evolved from the sharpies of New Haven, Connecticut—a type that migrated to Core Sound in the late 1800s after Long Island Sound oysterman George Ives moved there in search of new oyster beds.

Particulars:

  • LOA: 36′ 
  • Beam: 8′ 9″
  • Draft: 2′ 6″
  • Official no. 278885
  • Powered by Chrysler Crown gas engine, freshwater-cooled with dry exhaust
  • Built by James R. Willis, Morehead City, North Carolina, 1933


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