Seeking A Schooner

It was great to meet everyone at the annual meeting. Several people suggested I post here in search of a schooner. Many of you out there hear about boats that are not yet for sale or you may know about boats that I don't. All help is appreciated! Perhaps someone reading this is looking for a good home for their boat at this very moment.... I am partial to Aldens, but not completely closed-minded. Ideally, I like something about 35' on the water, mid 40s on deck. (Yes, I love Alden 270s & 309s -- got to find the right one.)

Charter Awarded to the Gulf of Maine Chapter

Commodore Alex Rhinelander presented the Charter for the new Gulf of Maine Chapter to interim Vice Commodore Robert MacAleer at the ASA Annual Meeting in Mystic, CT on Feb. 4th.

Any ASA members interested in joining the GOM Chapter should contact Don Zappone, the interim Chapter Commodore, or Jo-Ellen Reed, the interim Chapter Secretary (see the Member Directory for contact details).

ASA Fighting for Ernestina

The ASA has been supporting the fight to save Ernestina for some time. Attached is a cover letter and an Op-ed piece that Commodore Peter Thompson submitted to the Boston Globe in May 2004. Unfortunately, the Globe chose not to run the piece. It remains, however, as relevant today as it was then.


Rig: Gaff topsail schooner
Homeport/waters: Gloucester, Massachusetts
LOA:122' LOD:122' LWL:109'
Draft:13'6" Sail Area:6500 sq.ft
Beam:24'6" Tons:130 GRT
Rig height:110' Hull:wood

Designer: Tom McManus
Built: 1926; Essex, Massachusetts,
John F. James & Son Yard

Perovia II

This is my little schooner. She is 26' LOA, 22'6" LOD, 18'4" LWL, 7'4" Beam, 3.0' Draft, c. 4300# actual displacement (4160 as new), 1640# ballast, 242 ft.sq. sail area, m:109, f:78, j:55, SA/disp.: 15, Displ/lwl: 298, ballst/displ.: 39.4. Built in 1982, she is one of 18 built by Mark Marine of New Hampshire of a Chuck Payne design, in fiberglass with aluminum spars.

Adventure Crew to ASA, Mystic

Hey Al Bezanson,
Hope you're going to be out and about on Friday night this week. Got your article you sent in the mail a bit ago. Hope the Green Dragon is in good order. Looking forward to seeing you and many others this weekend. You shouldn't be eating salty peanuts....bad for the insides, you know. Can't believe it is forty years ago this year we worked together at the NMF Lab in Gloucester. I was only a youngster and its really great to cross paths again. Adventure is coming along fine. Transom is fully framed up and her port side is ready to be planked. We've had a good winter and made good progress. Just communicated with Jim Sharp down in Florida about our progress. Any time anyone wants a tour on her some Saturday, I can set up a date and time and bring any lookers onboard to see her shaping up. Really incredible work going on at the site. Keep the faith.

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