The Big Move

This is how dawn found her; DORIS, poised to leave Crocker's Boatyard after 30 years, glowing in the new day's anticipation. Pulling onto the streets of New London one couldn't help but imagine her full sail – there she goes catching the wind and breaking free. This majestic yacht, now…

A New Beginning

Languishing in a boat yard in New London CT for 30 years, DORIS, the largest all-wood sailing vessel built by Herreshoff Manufacturing Co in 1905, was scheduled to be scrapped at the end of August 2013.  Given a one-year lease on life by the generous collaboration of a good friend and…