Wishing you Fair Winds & Smooth Ice in 2021!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Finally posting pictures of the Set-Up session we had for Manhasset in September. We finished up the restoration of this 1906 Buckhout-built stern steerer in late August, and spent an afternoon setting her up at Steve Young's barn in Tivoli.
We wanted to see if we had all the parts and hoped to step the mast and bend her sails on. Unfortunately we ran out of time, but had a very nice gathering with a small masked group to get half way there. Next stop, firm ice with easy access!
Most Pictures from Jack Norton & Bob Wills - Many thanks!
Skim through pictures of some of the restoration work here.
initial restoration of the plank here.
A bit of history of Manhasset.
More history of Manhasset, with Buckhout letter & films.
Bringing 32 ft hollow backbone to set up area.
Monday, March 23, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
|Ariel, Ice Queen|
|Hound, loaded up|
|Boats from HRIYC and Red Bank|
Now Then & reflection...
1881 news article:
"There are about 100 ice yachts on the Hudson River, worth in all about $7000."
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Rockin' the Boat ice boat launch, 2010
2011 removal of FDR's Hawk from the FDR museum.
Captain Frank Drake letters: correspondence in the 1940s between Ray Ruge & Captain Drake
Ice Yacht name boards - a gallery....
Manhassett restoration continues...
Sunday, December 8, 2019
|Set up in a snowy yard in front of Back Bar on Warren Street.|
|A-frame jig essential to step the mast (with just 4 of us)|
|Mast up... managed to find most all the parts ( few diamond stays were missing)|
|Roof curl off the BackBar...|
|Moon shines over Rip Van Winkle during annual Winter Walk in Hudson.|
Have to say the Rip was the most impressive sight up & down the length
of Warren Street. The hundreds of revelers that stopped by in amazement seemed to agree,