Elizabeth Meyer is seeking information on Seminole, a Lawley yawl she's just had restored to pristine condition. Here's a note from her. If you have any details, leave a comment, or send me an e-mail.
Seminole is a 1916 George Lawley gaff yawl. Thanks to the temptation dangled before me by Anne and Jay Greer of the Wooden boat Foundation, I bought Seminole in 1996, sight unseen, for one dollar at an auction in Oceanside. Now I want more information on her history.
Draft: 4’ 10” board up.
She is a gaff yawl with bowsprit and boomkin and has no topmasts.
Her ownership history:
1916 – 1920 Julian H. Harris Detroit, MI
1921- 1923 Elisha H. Cooper Essex, CT
1924 – 1927 “ “ Lyme, CT
1928 – 1934 T. Dwight Partridge Los Angeles, CA
1935-1942 Arthur Westmark Los Angeles, CA
From 1942 to 1982, the ownership record is unclear
1983(?) – 1996 Timothy Rhodes Oceanside, CA
1986 - Elizabeth E. Meyer Newport, RI
Seminole will be re-launched on May 28, 2005, after a two-year refit at Steve White’s Brooklin Boat Yard in Brooklin Maine. I would greatly appreciate any and all information about her history, owners, registration and exploits.
All the Best,