I completed building this Northeaster Dory from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit in June after 8 months of weekends working. Just completed a 5-day beach-camping-cruise on the Maine Island Trail in and around Deer Isle, even stopping in Brooklin Maine to briefly visit the WoodenBoat School and Store. The boat sails and rows very well.
Rod Fuqua built this 17′ Northeaster Dory with guidance from Les Chase a boatbuilding school in Weymouth, Massachusetts. The stitch-and-glue dory has a 56″ beam, and will easily hold three adults. Rod launched MARY AGNES on October 15, 2011. She is currently setup for rowing but Rod planned to add a sailing rig over the winter so he will be able to sail around Boston’s inner harbor and the Charles River.