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The following story appears Winter 2009 issue:

BLACK PEARL SAVED BY BONE YARD BOATS SUBSCRIBER

My first clue that we may have saved BLACK PEARL -- the 52' brig built by Lincoln Vaughn in the 1940's and featured on the cover of the Fall '08 issue -- arrived in an email:

 BLACK PEARL AT SUNSET

"Some energetic people I met at a wooden boat meet a couple of years ago put an offer in on her... You may have possibly saved the BLACK PEARL..."

Eric Dahler of Vintage Yacht Share, who first brought the plight of BLACK PEARL to my attention, was able to confirm that the boat had, indeed, been sold. I quickly contacted said "energetic person" and Bone Yard Boats subscriber, Nick Alexander, owner of the 1936 Sam Crocker-designed 51-foot schooner LIBERTY & Liberty Excursions on Lake Ontario.

 

 

The following story appears Winter 2009 issue:

BLACK PEARL SAVED BY BONE YARD BOATS SUBSCRIBER

According to Nick, "When I ordered Bone Yard Boats, I was hoping to make up for the missed opportunity of not knowing the Schooner TRUANT was available -- posted in Bone Yard Boats (Spring 2007 Issue), now lost to the rocks in RI. When the first issue arrived, my wife grabbed it and packed it with an early snack for the trip from Lockport NY to Marine City MI to look at an old Crocker ketch. When she read the information on the BLACK PEARL, I grabbed the phone and called. It never left my mind through the entire trip. The Crocker was beyond repair, other than building a new one (we have a fondness for Crocker boats). We have been looking to expand our sail charter business for the last two years and finding a boat that has History, proper lines, made of wood, and available for a fair price has been a struggle. We got a call back about the BLACK PEARL and set up to see it the following weekend. 

"She is on the hard, and we are re-fastening the hull for a spring launch in March 2009 -- other than that, lots of elbow grease, fitting, sanding, painting, and driving to Connecticut. Her new USCG Documentation will read: BLACK PEARL, Olcott, NY. Now western New Yorkers, among others, will be able to ride aboard her as we continue to rebuild her. To put aside any questions, BLACK PEARL is a Brigandine. A wooden Boat should have History; this one does. The BLACK PEARL has and will have much more History to come. Life is good." -- Capt Nicholas & Amanda Alexander

Liberty Excursions (716-433-0410)

www.libertyexcursions.com

Vintage Yacht Share, LLC (508-207-7040)

www.vintageyachtshare.com

info@vintageyachtshare.com

  Click below for original story in Fall 2008 issue: 

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