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Re: Bolger Blackbird in WoodenBoat magazine

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  • Howard Stephenson
    To add to me previous reply: pictures and text at http://www.cannellclassicboats.com/cbb_escort40.html Howard ... in
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 26, 2006
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      To add to me previous reply: pictures and text at

      http://www.cannellclassicboats.com/cbb_escort40.html


      Howard

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "uncleralph123" <UncleRalph@...> wrote:
      >
      > Howard,
      >
      > The article states:
      > "BLACKBIRD" evolved on the image of the 40' launch ESCORT, which Al
      > Mason designed in about 1940 when he worked at Sparkman & Stephens."
      >
      > Ralph
      >
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "Howard Stephenson" <stephensonhw@>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > It is beautiful, but nowhere have I seen acknowledgement that its
      > > styling is taken directly from the 40' Sparkman and Stephens 40'
      > > inboard launch whose lines and profile appear in Francis F.
      > > Kenney's "Skene's Elements of Yacht Design". I suspect Stephens
      in
      > > turn took the styling from a standard navy launch.
      > >
      > > Howard
      > >
      >
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