Sunday, September 5, 2010

Maine Quickie Part 2

Rumery's Boat Yard

Sean Tarpey

Sean's very cool little Compass Catboat is ready to go for the end of the workday. This is a 14' fiberglass Beetle-like boat produced on Cape Cod, designed by Merv Hammett, and nicely fitted out.

Alerion 26

photo courtesy Rumery's

Alerion 26

photo courtesy Rumery's

Alerion 26

Alerion 26

Rumery's 38

photo courtesy Rumery's

Large, cavernous spaces

Unquestionably an old mill complex

Schoederbrod shell molds in the storage facility

Pearson Ensign for sale

Cape Porpoise and Kennebunk (Gooch's) Beach

Goat Island Light, then

attribution unknown

Cape Porpoise

A working harbor

full of local lobstermen

looking east

Gooch's Beach, Kennebunk Lower Village

Classic Maine summer


all photos Thomas Armstrong unless otherwise noted

Rumery's Boat Yard sits beside the Saco River in Biddeford, Me. It's been in operation since the 1960's. No longer owned by the Rumery family, it's been in the hands of the current owner, Sean Tarpey, for the last 11 years. Sean is producing the Herreschoff designed Alerion, a 26' daysailer.
Sweeter lines do not exist. The Yard also produces the Rumery's 38, a power craft inspired by the 1920's rumrunners, especially those designed by Will Frost. Sean is also gearing up to begin production on a line of racing shells in carbon pre preg, using molds he purchased from Schoederbrod at the time of their demise. Should be interesting. If you are in the area, visit this rather interesting yard and the affable Sean Tarpey. I'm certainly glad I took the time to do so.
Also, above you'll find a few shots of some of my favorite haunts in Southern ME. This was a quickly planned and executed trip, and richly rewarding. Hope you enjoy it as well

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