L. Francis Herreshoff’s design No. 53 was built by Britt Brothers in 1933. Only one hull was ever built and she sailed among the islands of Casco Bay with the family of Willoughby Stuart. The graceful lines and uncluttered simplicity are easily discernable characteristics of a classic L. Francis Herreshoff yacht. Ben My Chree was rediscovered by Bill Harding, builder of the Doughdish, who brought design No. 53 back to life as a modern sister in fiberglass and teak, the Stuart Knockabout.
In addition to Ben MY Chree, we will also have on display Teaser, a 1926 N.G. Herreshoff Newport 29, and Captain Kidd, a 1935 Herreshoff 12.5 designed by N.G. Herreshoff. Talk about a bevy of classics!
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