New York 50' Class start, Larchmont Yacht Club, 1913. Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection.
Image of the new Herreshoff New York 50' Class sloops built for the 1913 season racing off Larchmont, NY.
(Mystic Seaport, Rosenfeld Collection)

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Nathanael Herreshoff in c. 1898
Nathanael Herreshoff in 1898


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Restoration of a Herreshoff New York 50' Class Sloop

JGTSCA members visited the McClave, Philbrick & Giblin (MP&G) boatyard recently in Mystic, CT to view progress on the restoration of SPARTAN, a New York 50 Class sloop. SPARTAN is believed to be the only remaining member of nine NY50's originally built in 1913 by the legendary Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, RI. SPARTAN has an overall length of 72 feet and is 50 feet at the waterline. Our tour was arranged by Bruce Cresser, a boatbuilder at MP&G and also a member of our club.

New York Fifties Racing

Boatshed at MP&G showing extension at left to accommodate SPARTAN
Boatshed at MP&G showing extension at left to accommodate SPARTAN

Inside the spacious boatshed

Bruce Cresser (R) describes boat construction details
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