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Gloucester’s Small Green Schooners (Did You Know It’s Schooner Festival weekend?)

There’s a little event you may have heard about that’s going down this weekend-


Check Out The Gloucester Schooner Festival Web Page For All The Info About The Schooner Race, The LobsterFest and The Parade Of Sails!!!!

Al Bezanson submits-

There are three size classes in the Gloucester Schooner Race and here are some entries  this year in the Small (under 45 ft class).  Sub-category “TOOGAG” meaning Traditional Out Of Gloucester And Green.


Bald Eagle, launched 1955, designed by Sam Crocker, built by Bud McIntosh in Dover, NH, owned by Judy Nast & Paul Cole


Green Dragon, started 1939, launched 1951, designed by Scotty Gannett, built by Chester Spear in Scituate, MA, owned by Al Bezanson


Sugarbabe, launched 1975, designed by Tom Colvin, built by Alan Vaites in Mattapoisett, MA, owned by Ed Boynton

(All photos by Al Bezanson)

Parapalegic and Amputee Ed Boynton’s Schooner Sugar Babe


I have some photos that I took of my schooner, Sugar Babe. They show her being launched, at anchor in the harbor and wintering at Beacon Marine, and a pic of me welding a part i need for the crane i have to lift be aboard the schooner. If you think they are good enough please use them in GMG.

Even though i am a paraplegic who happens to also be an amputee ill be sailing again in just a few weeks. Once that happens if you want to go for a sail and video it that would be kewl.

Ed Boynton