83' Hand Designed Motorsailer

Discussion in 'Motorsailers' started by Doug Lord, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Thanks ,Angel-I just registered. She was a great boat!! The flying bridge and aft covered cockpit was my Dads design and done by Higgins in New Orleans.
    She was the first model boat I ever built......
    I can't remember the original builders name but it was a famous Maine boat builder.
    Found it: Hodgdon Bros.. I've written to them to see if they have any info.
     
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  2. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

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    Oh, I think she was a true motorsailer: just the other day I was going thru an old box of pictures and found one of her under sail with a main and jib! I'll try to post it when I get the chance.

    Ungava under (motor)sail:

    Ungava under sail 001.JPG
     
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  3. Angélique
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    Angélique aka Angel (only by name)

    So she's a part of quite a pedigree . . :cool:

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    ‘‘ 1816-2016 Hodgdon celebrates 200 years of building boats in the State of Maine ’’
     

  4. Doug Lord
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    Doug Lord Flight Ready

    Ungava in her best days:
    83_Ungava.JPG

    The Last Part of the Story:
    Dad sold the boat to the Brazilian Oceanographic Society-sometime afterward it was at sea and there was a fire and she sank in 20 minutes. Below is the clipping(in two parts) sent to us by Brazilian friends while we were living on a much smaller boat at Dinner Key(Miami) :
    Ungava as modified by the Brazilians:
    Ungava   death by drowning 001 - Copy.JPG

    The newspaper clipping:
    Ungava death by drowning clipping.JPG
     
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