Our Vessels

Captain Chris Collins at <i>Merganser</i>'s oars; Crewman Brian Chabot in <i>Eiderduck</i>. Heading out to play after the battle reenactment at Plattsburgh, NY, September 2009. Photo by Sarah O'Connor.

Captain Chris Collins at Merganser’s oars; Crewman Brian Chabot in Eiderduck. Heading out to play after the battle reenactment at Plattsburgh, NY, September 2009. Photo by Sarah O’Connor.

We have owned and operated several small traditional wooden vessels. All were hand-built at our workshop in Northern Vermont.

Click any vessel name for more photos and information!

Merganser – a 22′ Chesapeake Sharpie (launched 2006; sold 2013)

Heron – a small brig (36′ on deck; 55′ overall) of the type seen engaged in small coastal trade c1770-1820 (currently under construction; estimated launch date in 2014)

Eiderduck – a 7’9″ sailing dinghy (launched 2008; retired 2013)

We take pride in authentic details – the sails are handsewn, we make much of our own rope, and many of the metal fittings are forged on site.

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