- Aug 13, 2018
- Pepperell, Massachusetts
- Boat Make
- 22-ft. Tripp Angler inboard
WOODSHOP TEACHER:when I cut two fingers off, my friend Harold Burnham of Essex ma. gave me a copy of Lone Voyager. Blackburn lost all his digits and then sailed across the pond solo if I remember 3 times.
That was when men were men and fishermen were tough bastards
Interesting you say that. I did something similar recently, when my friend, a life-long user of power tools, had a ghastly injury to his hand while using a wood splitter.
I too sent him a copy of Joseph Garland’s, LONE VOYAGER.
That said, I came back on this thread because of the 1940 26-foot Winchenbaugh over in the FOUND BOATS section raises the topic of boats by that Friendship, Maine builder.
Here is a photo of the Winchenbaugh shop, I believe taken in 1951. “Doc” Breed’s 38-foot JAGUAR is shown being launched. He had learned Bluefin Tiuna harpooning as a teenager on a smaller Winchenbaugh-built boat, the THETIS, out of Lane’s Cove, Gloucester, in the 1930s.
This was his first fishing boat, ordered after establishing a private medical practice and having served in the U. S. Navy as a combat physician in the Pacific Theatre in World War II.
She was powered with a 3-71 G. M. diesel, which according to some would have contributed to its being a very sneaky boat. Supposedly there is something about in-line engines with an odd number of cylinders that makes them run exceptionally smoothly.
Only a nine-knot boat, but he slayed Giant Bluefin Tuna by harpoon with that rig.