RESTORATION OF SCULPIN
Documenting the restoration of SCULPIN, an original 21’ Herreshoff Fish Class sloop that’s listed in the Herreshoff records as #816. She was delivered to the Seawanhaka Yacht Club in Oyster Bay, Long Island, for a Franklin Remington in April of 1916. Mr. Remington lived on the Driftwood estate on Centre Island and was an avid sailor/racer. He owned the boat until 1921 after which she switched hands several times. From 1932 to 1937 she was owned by John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State under Dwight D. Eisenhower) who sailed the boat out of Cold Spring Harbor until the next owner moved her to Southport, CT. Her history goes on, and includes time spent in Brooklin, ME, as WEST WIND, and a donation to Mystic Seaport. Her complete history is well documented, and a search of the New York Times archives results in many pages describing her successful early racing career.
SCULPIN will be rebuilt in time for a ceremonial re-launching on her 100th birthday in Bristol, RI in April of 2016. She will then be featured in a presentation at the Herreshoff Marine Museum/America’s Cup Hall of Fame‘s Classic Yacht Symposium, before delivery to her new owner on Nantucket.