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Fall 2010 (Issue No. 49)







Marina has ownership of this 83-year old vessel, and is now seeking a new owner to complete her restoration.

It never ceases to amaze me how the old wooden boat community pulls together when one of these old classics is facing peril, and this 1927 Dawn Cruiser 38' rescue operation includes multiple participants. Along with others in the old boat world, Bone Yard Boats received an email Monday morning (9/27/10) from a gentleman named Jeremy who is doing his part to save this vintage Dawn cruiser. Jeremy is trying to help the marina where the boat is located find a new owner for the Dawn by spreading the word and raising awareness. Jeremy has also provided the majority of the photos of the Dawn available here on the BYB website. Then there's Barry at the marina itself. Barry has a business to run and a new customer who wants to rent the space currently occupied by the Dawn. A lesser man might consider quietly making the Dawn disappear to free up that space -- not Barry. I spoke with him late on Monday. Barry knows what a treasure she is, and that fact comes across loud and clear. However, as I said, he has a business to run, and the amount of time spent finding a new owner is definitely limited. He can only wait just so long. Lastly, another player in this rescue operation sent me several additional photos of the ole girl via email, which are also posted here. I do not know his name -- but thank you phantom photographer!

Please take a close look at these 4 web pages of photos -- 44 pictures in total.  Note the brass portholes, cabinet handles, trim pieces, binnacle, and Dawn name plate in the center of the ship's wheel.  The detailed craftsmanship of the woodwork is spectacular.  Check out the skylight.  Simply put, this classic vessel cannot be lost.

Here's the beginning of the story of the Dawn as it was presented to Bone Yard Boats in Jeremy's initial email, slightly edited:

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Subject: 1927 38' Dawn Cruiser

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to you regarding a 1927 38 foot Dawn cruiser -- PARADER.  PARADER is a nice size cruiser with an open aft seating area, large pilothouse, galley, and forward vee berth. I would describe her overall appearance as being similar to a Lake Union Dreamboat.

Unfortunately, PARADER is set to be cut up in the near future, unless a new owner can be found for her...  (continued)

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  Click here for more:  < 1927 DAWN 38' >

* BYB subscribers with online accounts can click the link above and be directed to a BYB website page with the full story, 44 pictures in total, and owner's contact info. You will be asked to login first before being redirected to the appropriate website page.

* BYB subscriber BUT no online account set up yet?  Send me an email at the following address -- please identify the boat and issue number in the subject line -- and I'll send you the boat details:

SUBJECT:  1927 DAWN CRUISER 38' (#49)

Please note that the email address above is an image.  You cannot click on it.  You'll have to type it in.  Sorry.

* Not a BYB subscriber yet and seriously interested in saving this classic?  Send me an email to the address above -- please identify the boat in the subject line -- and I'll send you the boat details.   I will most definitely attempt to convince you to become a Bone Yard Boats subscriber, so it's best to just do it.  You know you want to.


Lots more photos of the Dawn.  44 in total.

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