Sea Midge

Boatbuilder Douglas Brooks took these photographs of his friend Thomas Hickley, of Cornwall, Vermont, enjoying his new 7′9″ Sea Midge. Thomas built the boat from plans by William D. Jackson that appeared in the 1961 edition of the Boat Builders Handbook, (Volume 12, Fall 1961, published by Science and Mechanics magazine). He planked her with 1/4″ plywood, made her transom from oak, and the rest of the boat from pieces of scrap wood in his shop. He launched the Sea Midge last October and found her to be stable and easy to row. Contact tom at hickley.tom@gmail.com

Design Specs

LOA:
7′ 
9″
Beam:
4′ 
4″
Designer Name: 
William D. Jackson, Boat Builders Handbook, Volume 12, Fall 1961
Type/Rig/Power: 
Sea Midge
Builder Name: 
Thomas Hickley
Home Port: 
Lake Champlain, Vermont
Launching Date: 
October 13, 2012