Thursday, January 18, 2007

Speak French

I like coasters. I like keelboats. Lewis R French is both. French is an authentic working cargo boat from 1871 and the last of her type remaining that was built in Maine. She has several "centerboarder" cousins in the fleet. Mercantile was also built in Maine in 1916.

Lewis R. French
Type : Topsail Schooner
65 feet on deck
19 foot beam (width)
7.5 foot draft (depth)
Home Port : Camden, Me.
Captain : Garth Wells
Lewis R French can be recognized at a distance by the distinctive upper "hole" of sail between its masts when fully rigged.

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