Re: ID this Boat?
- I have not found any info about their use as Pilot boats, instead
they were cheap replacements for the Gloucester Schooners,---I think
something to do with taxes and market and fish stocks. I do think
they look similar to the Bristol Channel Pilot Cutters. The men who
built them and or ran them were after similar things---good in all
weather, fast (to market in this case), and able to sail with one or
I do not think any of these original Gloucester sloop boats are
around now with the exception of Great Republic---but she is mush
smaller and not a work boat.
I would like to see the historical pride the British have in their
BBCs for our past---the only thing close is for our Friendship Sloops
and the Maine Coaster Schooners.
Any clue about the Atkin type boat on my site.? I just took a few
more pictures at a set level with a 50 millimeter lens----she is very
close in lines to Wild Duck, but 2 feet longer and 1.25 feet more in
beam. Seems that she may just be a scaled up version of Wild Duck----
but I do not know.