Robert Wakefield of Falmouth is restoring the Irene, a 38-foot Friendship sloop,
Robert Wakefield of Falmouth is restoring the Irene, a 38-foot Friendship sloop, which he found rotting in Rockland boatyard the day after Christmas in 1992. After tracking down the owner he purchased the craft for $1.00 and has now moved it to his mother's house in South Portland. Kip Reynolds and Len Curtin, partners in Coastal Marine Repair, have been hired to do the work, which is estimated to cost between $75,000 and $100,000. The vessel, built in 1917 by Charles Morse, the brother of Wilbur Morse, who is generally acknowledged as the father of the Friendship sloop, will be used as a classroom for disadvantaged youth, who will be taught about sailing, leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Friendship sloops, Robert Wakefield
"Robert Wakefield of Falmouth is restoring the Irene, a 38-foot Friendship sloop," (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 12198.