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Old 03-24-2012
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Re: Herreshoff's Meadowlark sharpies

I saw some pictures of New Haven Harbor back in the day with alot of sailcraft and sharpies spread out along the flats. it looked to be as if they hauled em em partially onto the marsh and tied them to stakes.

There used to be a variety of interesting ways to keep boats back then....Block Island had a "Pole Harbor" along Crescent Beach which were literally hundreds of poles rigged with block and tackle that they used to haul the boats above tide level it must have been a bit more complicated than simple poles...but I do recall reading that the pole harbor was finally wiped out after the 38 hurricane. (I suspect the fishing was pretty down by then anyway)
sorry if I hijacked....I think sharpies would be pretty quick to get pooped coming into a beach?????
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