Visiting the 2002 Wooden Boat Show
in Portland, Maine, Neil Gross was delighted to find a familiar
Caledonia Yawl. Neil takes up the story...
a beautiful place. After being there I can see why Maine is the
WB center. We bumped into Geoff
Kerr (Two Daughter's Boatworks) and I told him about the website.
He said he'd heard of it and would take a look. I have some pics
of a boat he had on show.
I noticed there
was a Caledonia Yawl in the WoodenBoat Challenge and was very
pleasantly surprised to find that it was Bill Boyd and Heron.
The WB Challenge
was basically a gathering of new and old wooden boats built on
classic lines. There were all kinds of craft from replicas (no
man's land boats, a Rozinante, sandbaggers..) to Bantry Bay Gigs
built by the Atlantic Challenge youth groups from round the World.
The AC meet was being held at Rockland in conjunction with the
The big picture
shows Heron heading out for the big sailpast (which included five
two masted schooners). The dock behind Bill is where the smaller
Challenge boats were berthed.
The other pictures
are of Heron at the end of the sailpast. The lower picture shows
a lovely catboat aft of Heron. Notice the the gig in the upper
(Photos taken by Neil Gross - Double click
Note: Visit Bill
Boyd's page to read all about the building of Heron.