Stephen Rappaport

Old Salts

Stephen Rappaport

The Herreshoff NY 30 Alera was first launched in 1904, but last Thursday, at age 108, was just the second oldest of the more than 40 boats that came to the foggy starting line for the Castine Classic Yacht Race.

Elly, the oldest boat in the fleet, was launched sometime prior to 1874. The race winner, Siren, was launched in 1936 — 76 years ago.

For more maritime news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American.

Fenceviewer Staff

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