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Preview: Watercraft Collection of Mystic Seaport, Part 3 – The Original Herreshoff ALERION

March 7, 2013

In 1912 Nathanael Herreshoff designed a 26′ gaff-rigged sloop for his own use.  Named ALERION, she proved to be a seminal creation that would go on to influence many of his most beloved and successful designs, notably the Herreshoff 12 1/2 footer.  Travel back through time with Maynard Bray and Eric Blake to visit the original Herreshoff ALERION and one of the original Twelves and hear why they represent such a departure from Herreshoff’s previous designs. The fact that NGH sailed ALERION for the first time 100 years ago makes our visit to the ALERION shrine even more compelling.

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