Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Look at the Pinky

Photo from Summertime Website

One of my favorite boat designs is the "Pinky," a 17th century European design adapted to schooner rig in New England. These salty looking vessels were double ended with a sharply pointed and upturned (pinked) stern. They are famous for their seakeeping ability as fishing boats.

Penobscot Bay has a locally built windjamming schooner called "Summertime" (above) that is based on the "Pinky" vessels. Her homeport is Brooklin but she is often in other ports including Rockland. Summertime does both day sails and longer cruises. She is a favorite sight to see for those in her cruising grounds.

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