Peter and Sandy Thompson
Blackbird Reaching During Mariah's Cup 1995
Stern View Mariah's Cup 1995
Vessel Name: BLACKBIRD (Original Name)
Home port: Freeport, Maine
Designer: John G. Alden
Design No. 309 Q
Vessel Type : Auxiliary Centerboard Schooner
Rig: Jib headed main, gaff foresail, club jib
John G. Alden, Naval Arcitects, Boston , Mass.
Aage Nielson: Hull and Lines
Clifford Swain: Accommodation Plan
Carl Alberg: Sail Plan
LOD 43' 0" LWL 33' 3" Beam 12' 6" Draft 4 2" [Board up]
Displacement: 17 Tons (wet and laden)14 Tons Design
Propulsion: D’sl (4 107 Westerbeke)
Sail Area: 1,028 Ft2 [Lowers]
Builder: Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, Maine
Built: in 1930, and delivered: “on or before July 4” according to terms of Armes contract with Alden.
Construction: Carvel planking with 5/4' Long Leaf Yellow Pine on 1 7/8 by 2 inch steam bent oak frames, oak timbers, painted white pine decks, mahogany covering boards, bulwarks, cap rail, cabin trunk, trim and oval cockpit,
Spars: Sitka and western pine. Standing rigging and fasteners: original galvanized iron fastners restored silicon bronze. Rigging still galvanized wire rope.
Galley forward. Owner’s enclosed stateroom port, main cabin sliding and hanging berths port, settee and quarter berth to starboard, with mahogany chest of drawers and hanging closet to port. Head amidships starboard. Pipe berth in foc’sl. Five hatches for ventilation and two for engine room access. Running backstays for holding onto when needed.