Miles Macedo of North Providence, Rhode Island, launched his 3′ rocker dory on Christmas Day, 2012. His grandfather, Rod Fuqua, built the boat with cedar planking and oak stem and transom. He bought the plans by Buckley Smith at The WoodenBoat Store.
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.