Project whaler for sale, North Wales

Fancy a project , 25′ whaler? There’s one lying at Gwynedd in North Wales, and it’s for sale. It has been in the Harlech family for many years and used to be moored on the Ynys opposite the village of Portmeirion. It has been dry stored for quite a few years now. The seller, Mark … Continue reading Project whaler for sale, North Wales

Restored 1841 whaler Charles W Morgan makes her first trip in over 70 years

Maine-built 1841 whaling ship Charles W Morgan has been towed down river from Mystic Seaport, where she has been kept since 1941, to New London. Read all about her story and find many more photos here. Happily over the last five years she has been restored at Mystic’s Henry B. du Pont Preservation Shipyard. At New … Continue reading Restored 1841 whaler Charles W Morgan makes her first trip in over 70 years

Orkney dinghy cruiser Mark Shiner’s Arctic Whaler in the limelight

Mark Shiner and Arctic Whaler Mark Shiner of Orkney has written to tell me that his cruising dinghy Arctic Whaler is having a definite 15 minutes of fame. It doesn’t happen like this to many small boats! It all began when he took his poet, novelist and musician friend Andrew Greig sailing to the abandoned … Continue reading Orkney dinghy cruiser Mark Shiner’s Arctic Whaler in the limelight