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Mystic Seaport

Joe Spadero constructed this Lawley yacht tender entirely of white cedar using traditional methods. The tender has a length just under 9' with a beam of 54." She weighs only 35 pounds. The plans are available from Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT. Contact Joe at

Launching Date:
Fri, 04/01/2005

Chatles Morgan article spread

Our intrepid senior editor joins the rebuilding crew of America’s last sailing whaleship, currently being rebuilt to sail at Mystic Seaport. In this article, Tom examines the MORGAN’s history and the ship’s structure, and he watches the Morgan’s shipwrights cast new light on our knowledge of how this storied vessel was built.

Charles Morgan timbers
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