Downeast hull identification help please

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This was my grandfather's boat. I scanned an old picture. It was built in Maine after he got back from the war. Since he's no longer with us, I've been trying to research who built the boat. Another family story has the boat built in Westport, MA. Either way we have no idea where to look.

Maybe some of your old-timers can help me out.

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I have no idea, but the keel looks pretty sexy for late 40's technology.

Nice picture!!

Was the hull wood??? I assume yes.

Yes, it's wood.

They use to run the boat down to Menemsha for swords.

I have about 20 scanned pictures of menemsha swordfishing in the 50s and 60s.
 

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If it was coast guard documented they will still have info on it's builder. Otherwise you can try to find if the state/town has any historical records on microfiche you can look at.
 

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I wonder if someone could ID the yard and not necessarily the boat.

Is the same boat posted on Craigs looking for info on a boat called the Kai-Ora?

Looks pretty similar.

Dope photo, btw.

Nope. Thanks

Another observation from that photo would be that Maine wouldn't have a sandy bottom like that. The boatyard would be on a rocky coast.

Another picture of the boat in Edgartown...a couple of sunday morning cocktails.

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I wonder if someone could ID the yard and not necessarily the boat... Another observation from that photo would be that Maine wouldn't have a sandy bottom like that. The boatyard would be on a rocky coast.

Southwest of Scarborough Maine (like Biddeford) is sandy. Points Northeast turns to rocky-coast.
 

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I will run it by a friend of mine that runs the Duxbury Historical society, see if she has any ideas for tracking down the yard its in in the photo?
Maybe she could post it ??? Ask for some help maybe one of the duxbury old timers would recognize it????
If its ok with you I could try...... What was the owners name ????
What year was the photo taken???

Never know ???

David H Marshall, I'd have to ask what year exactly the picture was taken.

Thanks. No problem sharing the photo.
 

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Any chance she is a Melanson built in Salisbury, MA?

Dave
 

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Dave, Dave, Dave, She is a Melanson built boat built in Ipswich Ma. Maybe.
 

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I know they had a place in Ipswich and also in Salisbury on Route 1 which may of just been another office, can[t remember. Also down in Newburyport right before going over the bridge at Plum Island there was a builder there on the left.

I wonder if the state kept old records if it had MS numbers or the CG if she was documented. This is an interesting thread and a beautiful boat.

Dave
 

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The place on the left before the P.I bridge was Ed England. He built small boats.I had one of his sneak boat duck boats. The other place your thing of was Manson boat works. They never built a boat that looked like that that I can remember, mostly cabin cruisers.But I may be wrong. At one time back in the sixties they were right on story ave in newburyport. THen they moved to where hudsons is now on rt 1 in salisbury.
 


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