Monday, August 19, 2019

Desperate Lark

Desperate Lark is the boat of the Vaughn family - owners of Seal Cove Boatyard, Horseshoe Cove, Brooksville, Maine - on the East Penobscot Bay.  Maynard Bray tells us about the 50 foot Nat Herreshoff designed and built in this article in WooodenBoat magazine.  It was modified in 1939 by L. Francis Herreshoff [to whom I am partial because he designed my boat, North River 2 - a Buzzards Bay 14].  The 14 is waterline length.]  In the fifties they started using length overall, which tells you less about the boat's performance than the waterline length does.  But you really want LOA, LWL, draft, displacement, sail area, etc. - which you will find HERE.

North River 2