Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Silent Maid Summer

Silent Maid, a gaff rigged catboat built by Workshop on the Water at Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia, PA will be touring from New York to Maine this June through October,2010. This vessel is a recreation of the original Silent Maid, designed in 1924 by Francis Sweisguth for Edwin Schoettle of Island Heights, NJ and built by Morton Johnson of Bay Head, NJ. The second Silent Maid was christened on July 14, 2009. Thomas Armstrong has published details of the new Silent Maid, including photos of her launch at 70.8%.

Designed primarily as a cruising boat, the first Silent Maid became the B-class catboat champion on the Barnegat Bay in 1925. The original boat is on display at the Independence Seaport Museum.

If you'd like to see the new Silent Maid under sail this summer, this is her published itinerary:

June 1 Silent Maid departs Philly for Newport RI
June 11-13 New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta, Newport RI
June 25-27 WoodenBoat Show, Mystic, CT

July 10-11
Catboat Association, Wickford Rendezvous, Wickford, RI
July 17-18 New York Yacht Club Raceweek, Newport,RI
July 24-25 Catboat Association, Cross Sound Cat Gathering, Huntington, NY
July 30-Aug 1 Padanaram Cat Rendevous (race Kathleen) Padanaram, MA

Aug 5 Castine,ME, race to Camden, ME
Aug 6 Camden, ME race to Brooklin, ME
Aug 7-8 Eggomogin Reach Regatta, Brooklin, ME
Aug 8-14 New York Yacht Club Cruise (Stops in Ne/SW Harbor, Swanns Island, Mercent, Gilkey Harbor, Camden)
Aug 15 Opera House Cup, Nantucket, MA
Aug 21 Arey's Pond Regatta, Orleans, MA
Aug 25-29 Herreshoff Regatta, Bristol, RI

Sept. 4-6
IRYS/MOY Regatta, Newport, RI
Sept 11-12 Race Rock Regatta, Stonington, CT
Sept 18-19 Greenport Classic Regatta, Greeport NY
Sept 25-26 Govenors Cup, Essex, CT

Oct 2
NY Classic, Manhattan, NY

Stop by the new blog for the Catboat Silent Maid.

Catboat; Silent Maid
LOA: 33'
Beam: 12'6"
Draft: 2'6" Board up
Sail area: 960 sq. ft.


bonnie said...

Oh, I really, really have to try to make it over to the upper harbor on October 2nd!

Maybe I will splurge & go for a ride on the Adirondack. Maybe my race curse won't be in effect if I am just a passenger.

doryman said...

You have a curse?!!? Oh, my!

John Brady said...

You can follow her progress on this blog

doryman said...

Thank you for the link, John - it's now up on the main post.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the itinerary. Hopefully I will see her in Mystic or New York.

doryman said...

Matthew, I would like to say the same. Maybe this is the summer for a trip east.