Preview: Restoring a Herreshoff Fishers Island 31, Part 6: The Circumnavigation

PATAPSCO II at anchor in Massawa, Ethiopia, with a native dhow sailing past, and at left, the King’s palace.

Restoration work slowed during the summer, but not before the teak deck was laid. I’ll cover that and more later as the project resumes, but here I wantto let you know about this yacht’s round-the-world cruise that took place around 1960 when Dr. Robert Murray was the owner.

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    Warren Gammeter says:

    Great Video! I look foreward to reading the log of her restoration. I crewed on Fortuna, hull #1055, a few summers in Milwaukee, WI. We sailed the 50th. Chicago Mackinac race with her in 1957. She was a wondeful boat to sail and steering this big boat with a tiller was fun.

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    Ellen Massey Leonard says:

    How did I miss this wonderful post when it first came out?! What a gorgeous yacht and incredible voyage! Thank you for sharing!

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    Steve Stone says:

    And to think I can wander over to Brion Rieff’s shop and see this boat under restoration! AND now have the understanding of the background of she and her former owner, and the voyage they undertook. Priceless.

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    Claas van der Linde says:

    Wow! Wonderful reading and great photos! Thank you Dr. Robert J. Chimenti and Maynard Bray for doing the research and compiling this account. I am aware of several trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific crossings on larger boats but I wonder if Patapsco’s is the only circumnavigation by a Herreshoff-built boat?

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    Frank Crumbaugh says:

    Thank you for this post. I was fortunate to have a couple of visits to Brion Rieff’s shop in Brooklin during Summer 2015. I enjoyed seeing the progress of the restoration of this boat, and wish I had known these stories as I observed Brion’s careful, exacting work. She’s a beautiful yacht being beautifully restored.