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post #99 of Old 07-17-2007
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My husband and I live aboard the Schooner MISTRESS. She is an Eldridge McInnis design number 138. She is an Eastward Schooner and was built by T. H. Soule in South Freeport Maine in 1930. I just found her original brochure which was made in 1929. She spent most of her 70 years on the Great Lakes and enjoyed many a good race. We brought her to St. Augustine, FL in May of 2000 and my Master Shipwright husband did a major rebuild on her that took 12,500 hours, 12,000 were his alone. We launched her last July, and have done a bit of cruising. We have lived at anchor since the launch and have finally just sold our house. In about a month or two we will be heading up the east coast of the US, then winter in the Caribbean, and then off for an around the world cruise. We are in no hurry and will probably take about 10 years to do it.
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