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The following is a supplement to Winter 2009 issue listing:

1939 ALDEN SCHOONER 581-B 47' HIAWATHA

1939 Alden Sailing

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1939 Alden Schooner

1939 Alden Interior

1939 Alden Stbd

 

 

The following is a supplement to Winter 2009 issue listing:

1939 ALDEN SCHOONER 581-B 47' HIAWATHA

1939 ALDEN SCHOONER 581-B 47' HIAWATHA. 12-foot beam. Owner says, "This boat is has been stored in Louisiana for the last 14 years. She was under cover until the last two hurricanes removed the roof. She was built in Estonia by J. Kiil Boatbuilding Workshop for a Latvian Oil Consul just before WWII. She was the largest yacht they built and they had to remove the end of the building to launch her. Escaping the Soviets in 1939 she made it to Sweden and from 1939 until 1983 she sailed the Stockholm Archipelago until she was sailed to Louisiana. The boat has a really great story. She is the only sister to Spirit (Discovery III) of Essex and Stonington , CT. She is documented in the album section of the Alden book as Dart. 

"The schooner is in poor shape but reasonably solid, built almost entirely of oak and riveted throughout. She is dried out, iron sick, rotten in places, and just plain worn out. She can be transported with a bit of shoring. She was well built with construction details true to the designer's specifications. While the boat is not usable in current shape, however, she is a solid form to rebuild on and systematically replacing just about everything save for some frames, deck beams, structural metal, some interior, lower spars, and unique deck hardware, etc. 581, a modification of Malabar IV?, is one of John Alden's loveliest schooners and this, only one of two, should be once again. Please contact me if there is any interest in a big but worthwhile project. I would happy to discuss a course for rebuilding her. I will also offer professional restoration services for the boat that I know very well and can no longer store." Asking: FREE.

1939 Alden Schooner

Alden Interior 1

 

 

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