Thursday, January 25, 2007

Featured Windjammer: Nathaniel Bowditch

Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch is the only classic sailing yacht in the Maine windjammer fleet She was built in East Boothbay and designed by American Naval Architect William Hand as an offshore racing yacht.

As " SV Ladona" she competed successfully in Bermuda Cup races of the 1920's. She is fast and maneuverable. Hand specified similar construction strength to his famous "Arctic" schooner Bowdoin which is now the training vessel for Maine Maritime Academy. Bowditch carries far more sail. She is the only vessel in the fleet to fly a "Fisherman" sail.

  • Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch
  • Launch: 1922 by Hodgdon Brothers
  • Rig: Topsail with fixed keel
  • Auxiliary Power: Single Diesel Inboard
  • Length On Deck: 82 Feet
  • Beam: 21 Feet
  • Draft: 11 Feet
  • Capacity: 22-24
  • Owners: Captain Owen and Cathie Dorr
  • Home Port: Rockland Me.

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