Originally Posted by sailsw00
Actually, it was at least the FOURTH tall ship built in last 100 years: Godspeed, replica of ship that brought the first permanent English
Colonists to North America, was built in Jamestown in 1984.
In the 1980's I skippered the replica HMS Dolfin out of San Diego
: she had been built in Maine earlier in the '80s. BOth were wood and three-masted, and not schooners.
Steve and everyone: I was the first captain
of a private yacht named HMS Dolphin, built in Nova Scotia
in 1973. I ran her for 3 years from launching in Meteghan River, NS, Canada
. We toured the East coast
, Great Lakes
, and Bahamas
. She was sold in about 1977-78 and sailed to San Diego
, where I saw her again in 1984, in excellent condition, owned by a Mr. Malloy. Steve, is this the same vessel? She was 55 ft. on deck
, barkentine rigged, single diesel
, mahogany planked on sawn oak frames, marconi mizzen, gaff main, roller jibs and stays'ls. If anyone knows the whereabouts or owner of this boat and/or wants additional history
on her, please contact me by PM.