Replica 19th century boat to be auctioned

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Early bids are being accepted on a 15-foot Whitehall, a replica of a 19th century two-station tender and rowing vessel. With its plank-on-frame with classic trim, the boat’s lines were taken from an original at Mystic Seaport and it was solidly built by students at the International Yacht Restoration School.

Bidding starts at $10,500. She is easily trailered and would fetch more than $20,000 in a good commercial boat shop, according to organizers. E-mail Terry Nathan and click here to view other Live Auction items, including sails aboard two of the America’s Cup most famous 12-meters, Freedom and Courageous; and a two-day sail aboard Rambler, the 90-foot super sled designed by Reichel-Pugh.

All proceeds go to funding operations at the school. A portion of the purchase price may be tax deductable. Arrangements may be made to bid by telephone. Please contact Deirdre Opp for information.