Preview: Murray Peterson’s Designs: A Proposed Pinky

January 11, 2022

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Pinky MAINE anchored on the fishing grounds, with the crew hand-lining over the port rail. Drawing by John F. Leavitt

The New England pinky schooner, so ubiquitous in the 19th Century, might have become extinct had it not been for its rich history and exotic profile. One does not often associate Yankee New Englandwith things exotic, but in the pinky’s case, workboat function meshed with architectural norms of the times to earn the pinky a solid place in the 1830-1870 American Romantic Period.

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