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Classic Yacht Symposium returns this spring

JAN. 5 — The second Classic Yacht Symposium will take place at the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, R.I., March 31 – April 2.

Topics to be covered include the restoration of several large yachts, among them the 126-foot 1901 Cangarda, the last of the American-built Edwardian-era steam yachts; and the 106-foot 1903 houseboat, La Duchesse, which has plied the waters of the St. Lawrence River for more than 100 years. Also on the agenda is the presentation of a paper detailing the approaches to maintaining the Dark Harbor 20 one-design racing fleet of Ilesboro, Maine.

The symposium’s three-day schedule includes a dinner featuring noted yachtsman and commentator Gary Jobson. On the final day, the recently restored 1887 N.G. Herreshoff cat yawl, Clara, will be displayed and participants will have the opportunity to speak with her restorers.

For more information about the Classic Yacht Symposium and to register online visit Mail-in registration forms with the complete schedule of events and papers are expected to be available mid-January.

For more information, contact Teri Souto of the Herreshoff Marine Museum by e-mail at